It’s hard to believe that a memory as vivid as 9/11 is for most people in America is already 11 years old. We’re all 11 years older, and hopefully 11 years wiser. A lot has changed in the world; we have a new President with elections right around the corner, Arab countries like Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and others have risen up to remove corrupt leaders, and the New World Trade Center (1 WTC) is nearing completion.
For almost everyone in the country, 9/11 was a pivotal change in our lives. Some lost loved ones, some joined the military in response to the attacks, others simply felt more afraid than they used to. There’s no arguing that 9/11 is a day thatAmericawill remember forever, but sometimes we forget the things that were said on that day. So we thought we’d take some time to post some of the better quotes we could find concerning 9/11 to remember and to reflect.
“Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror. The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge structures collapsing, have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness and a quiet, unyielding anger.” – President George W. Bush
“We’re going to find out who did this and we’re going after the bastards.” – Senator Orrin Hatch
“As the representatives of the people we are here to declare that our resolve has not been weakened by these horrific and cowardly acts.” Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle
“The city is going to survive, we are going to get through it, It’s going to be very, very difficult time. I don’t think we yet know the pain that we’re going to feel when we find out who we lost, but the thing we have to focus on now is getting this city through this, and surviving and being stronger for it.” – Then NYC Mayor Rudolph Giuliani
“You can be sure that the American spirit will prevail over this tragedy.” – Colin Powell