Wednesday, September 11, 2013

911 Day

"Time to reflect on just how far we’ve come as a nation these past 11 years.
 “We are Americans, and we will protect and preserve this country we love. On this solemn anniversary, let’s remember those we lost, let us reaffirm the values they stood for, and let us keep moving forward as one nation and one people

“As Americans, we refuse to live in fear. Today, a new tower rises above the New York skyline. And our country is stronger, safer and more respected in the world

“On that clear September morning, as America watched the towers fall, and the Pentagon burn, and the wreckage smoldering in a Pennsylvania field, we were filled with questions
“Where had the attacks come from, and how would America respond? Would they fundamentally weaken the country we love? Would they change who we are?
“Instead of turning on each other, we’ve resisted the temptation to give in to mistrust and suspicion. We are the United States of America. Our freedom and diversity make us unique, and they will always be central to who we are as a nation.”
“Instead of changing who we are, the attacks have brought out the best in the American people. More than 5 million members of the 9/11 generation have worn America’s uniform over the past decade, and we’ve seen an outpouring of goodwill towards our military, veterans, and their families
“We took the fight to Al Qaeda, decimated their leadership, and put them on a path to defeat
"The last decade has been a difficult one, but together, we have answered those questions and come back stronger as a nation

Pic - "Americans are somewhat crazy, lethal and highly unpredictable in wartime"