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.  

President George W. Bush
September 11, 2001
Presidential Response
September 11, 2001 Photos

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After White House staff had been sent home and the television cameras turned off, President Bush meets with his National Security Council in the Presidential Emergency Operations Center in the late evening of Sept. 11, 2001.
White House photo by Eric Draper

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