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.
—President George W. Bush
Eight years and I’m still angry. Eight years and it still hurts. Eight years and I’m still proud.
Thank you President George W Bush. I may still be hurt and angry, but I do not live in fear.
Thank you to every member of our military, their families, and the contracted warriors fighting for our side.
Thank you to the intelligence community that have thwarted more attacks than we know.
I, for one, will never forget what was done to our country that day, and I will never forget the amazing bravery that has kept it from happening again. Thank you.