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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While reading stories to an elementary school class in Sarasota, Fla., President Bush learned of the terrorist attack in New York, Sept. 11, 2001.
White House photo by Eric Draper