The 11th anniversary of the 911 terrorist attacks is a day of remembrance for people across the country. Quotes, photos and videos memorialize those who died in the attacks on September 11, 2001.
Hopefully people across the United States can put aside their political differences on Tuesday and remember how we came together as a country when this unspeakable tragedy occured on 9/11. God bless America.
“9/11 was a reminder that the bonds of family can be severed in an instant. They are essential, crucial, valuable, fragile.” -Peter Jennings, late news anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight
“Commending the victims to almighty God’s mercy, I implore his strength upon all involved in rescue efforts and in caring for the survivors.” – Pope John Paul II
“This mass terrorism is the new evil in our world today. It is perpetrated by fanatics who are utterly indifferent to the sanctity of human life, and we the democracies of this world are going to have to come together and fight it together.” – British Prime Minister Tony Blair
“Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward and freedom will be defended.” – President George Bush
“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.” -Rudolph Giuliani
“For me and my family personally, September 11 was a reminder that life is fleeting, impermanent, and uncertain. Therefore, we must make use of every moment and nurture it with affection, tenderness, beauty, creativity, and laughter.” -Deepak Chopra, M.D.
“You can be sure that the American spirit will prevail over this tragedy.” – Colin Powell
“[New York] is a city largely based on great skyscrapers, and they will always be the essence of New York. That won’t change, just as the character of the people who live here will not be altered by this tragedy.” -Donald Trump
“Make no mistake: The United States will hunt down and punish those responsible for these cowardly acts.” – President George Bush
“What separates us from the animals, what separates us from the chaos, is our ability to mourn people we’ve never met.”
― David Levithan, Love Is the Higher Law
“All of a sudden there were people screaming. I saw people jumping out of the building. Their arms were flailing. I stopped taking pictures and started crying.” – NY free-lance photo journalist, Michael Walters
“An attack on one is an attack on all.” – NATO Secretary-General Lord Robertson
“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children.” – President George W. Bush.