This is a day when all Americans from every walk of life unite in our resolve for justice and peace. America has stood down enemies before, and we will do so this time. None of us will ever forget this day. Yet, we go forward to defend freedom and all that is good and just in our world.
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As then-Deputy Assistant Dan Bartlett points to news footage of the World Trade Center, President Bush gathers information about the attack from Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Fla., Sept. 11, 2001.
White House photo by Eric Draper