And perhaps President George W. Bush's most famous words after the attacks of September 11th. I quote them here and hope that every reader takes them as a personal commitment to the American way of life and the security of our great nation:
We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail.
And now, the inputs I recieved from two writers:
September 11th is forever ingrained into the American conscience and culture. For almost a decade now, people have referred to the coordinated foreign terrorist attacks against America as a number, calling it simply 9-11. In honor of those who died at the World Trade Center, I remember just two numbers. I remember 343, the number of firefighters who died. I remember 73, the number of police officers who died there. But I have never referred to 9-11; I always call it September 11th. It may mean nothing to anyone else, but it is important to me. After all that was sacrificed by the living and the dead, it is the least I can do to refer to the date in full. Here's hoping we all remember, and honor, September 11th. - Jonathan Bastian
When I think of 9/11 it is my generation's Pearl Harbor, the greatest loss of emergency service in our history, a rally cry and rekindling of America. More so, on September 11, 2007 it was the birth of my granddaughter Cadence. Now, even more 9-11 has more meaning to me, I want my granddaughter needs to have a strong, vibrant country that I grew up in, we are still fighting for our children's children...keep up the true fight for America.... - Chief William L. "Bill" Harvey