(The Story of September 11, 2001 is told below. Please wait while images load)
World Trade Center,
in New York City
Attacked by Terrorists Using AA Flight 11
A Boeing 767
8:45 AM EDT
Attacked by Terrorists
Using AA Flight 77
A Boeing 757
"...Gave proof through the night
More Real American Heroes:
Firemen of the NY Fire Department
Raise a U.S. Flag at the site of
the Destroyed WTC
September 11, 2001
the United States of America!!!
Emotion is evident as Bush describes his reactions to the terrorist attacks while talking to the press on September 14, 2001
And let us continue to pray for and support our leaders, uniformed service members and our rescue workers as they continue to support us, defend us, and look out for our interests and welfare.
A fully-armed U.S. Air Force F-16 escorting Air Force One's port side on September 11, 2001. This was in response to real threats that had been made against the President and Air Force One.
OK, so here are some positive things worth pondering:
Upon A Hill"
And that's about all I have to say tonight, except for one thing. The past few days when I've been at that window upstairs, I've thought a bit of the `shining city upon a hill.' The phrase comes from John Winthrop, who wrote it to describe the America he imagined. What he imagined was important because he was an early Pilgrim, an early freedom man. He journeyed here on what today we'd call a little wooden boat; and like the other Pilgrims, he was looking for a home that would be free. I've spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don't know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.
And how stands the city on this winter night? More prosperous, more secure, and happier than it was 8 years ago. But more than that: After 200 years, two centuries, she still stands strong and true on the granite ridge, and her glow has held steady no matter what storm. And she's still a beacon, still a magnet for all who must have freedom, for all the pilgrims from all the lost places who are hurtling through the darkness, toward home.
Reagan's Farewell Address to the Nation
|Who shall separate us from
the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or
distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As
it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are
accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we
are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded,
that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers,
nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any
other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which
is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Epistle to the
brethren, whatsoever things are true,
to the Philippians
Last updated on June 8, 2004
William F. Slater, III