Lest we Forget...
Ten years ago our beloved America was attacked as never before. As we think back to that day, of where we were, of how we felt, of the shock and pain we felt for our country and for those who lost their lives we are reminded that we must never forget. We must be strong for one another and to protect our country from without and within. I remember the words of our President George W. Bush as he addressed the citizens of this great nation. His remarks moved me then, and they still move me today. Whatever your political persuasion, how can you not be moved by the compassion and conviction in his words:
Great harm has been done to us. We have suffered great loss. And in our grief and anger we have found our mission and our moment. Freedom and fear are at war. The advance of human freedom -- the great achievement of our time, and the great hope of every time -- now depends on us. Our nation, this generation will lift a dark threat of violence from our people and our future. We will rally the world to this cause by our efforts, by our courage.
We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail...
Peace and freedom will prevail.
....I will not forget this wound to our country or those who inflicted it. I will not yield; I will not rest; I will not relent in waging this struggle for freedom and security for the American people. The course of this conflict is not known, yet its outcome is certain. Freedom and fear, justice and cruelty, have always been at war, and we know that God is not neutral between them.
~George W. Bush September 2001