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 they watch live media coverage of the day's events in the Presidential Emergency Operations Center, Vice President Dick Cheney and senior staff witness the collapse of the South Tower of World Trade Center Sept. 11, 2001.
White House photo by David Bohrer