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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Laura Bush addresses the media in the Senate Russell Office Building Sept. 11, 2001. Standing with Mrs. Bush is Sen. Judd Gregg, left, and Sen. Edward Kennedy.
White House photo by Moreen Ishikawa