As the final hours on this day of remembrance come to an end, I hope that all Americans have taken the time to remember not only the loss and sacrifice of so many killed on that fateful day, but also pause to recognize the unwavering courage, bravery, and perseverance of the American people. We must ensure that we remember that our great nation is built on the traditions, values, and the spirit of the American Patriot. Unwavering in the face of any adversity, Americans will ensure that these United States, our country, will remain a proud nation for all time. We the people, united despite our differences, are what makes America great. God bless America.
“Now, we have inscribed a new memory alongside those others. It’s a memory of tragedy and shock, of loss and mourning. But not only of loss and mourning. It’s also a memory of bravery and self-sacrifice, and the love that lays down its life for a friend–even a friend whose name it never knew. “ George W. Bush