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Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck held a September 11 rally amid speculation that there would be a 'big' announcement. There wasn't.

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Political commentator Glenn Beck, at left, appears on stage with former Alaska governor Sarah Palin in Anchorage, Alaska Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010.

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Sarah Palin and conservative commentator Glenn Beck teamed up in the former Alaska governor's home state, delivering their messages to a crowd of thousands and recalling their thoughts and feelings the day of the 9/11 attacks.

Palin applauded the conservative commentator as an inspiration for millions, saying he represents why so many citizens never have to apologize for being American.

She also laughingly noted "goofy" media speculations about her real intentions for appearing on an Anchorage stage with Beck.

"Evidently I'm supposed to make a big announcement here, Glenn and I together, make some big announcement, maybe about the 2012 election or something," the potential 2012 presidential contender said to cheers and whistles.

Beck played along, telling Palin that he would not be a candidate.

"I'd like to announce that in 2012, we will both be ... voting," Beck said, pausing for comic effect.

Palin and Beck, a popular Fox News Channel personality, took turns recalling what they were doing when they heard of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Palin, who was mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, at the time, said she got a call from the town's police chief about the attacks, then turned on her television.

"It looked unreal that this was happening to our country," she said.

She said she shut down city hall, then went over to her church to pray for the country.

Beck said he was getting ready for work when he learned of what had happened in New York and at the Pentagon.

"Here we are so many years later, and I fear we are forgetting," he said.

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