Now, we have inscribed a new memory alongside those others. It's a memory of tragedy and shock, of loss and mourning. But not only of loss and mourning. It's also a memory of bravery and self-sacrifice, and the love that lays down its life for a friend--even a friend whose name it never knew.

President George W. Bush
December 11, 2001

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President Bush holds the badge of Officer George Howard.
White House photo by Eric Draper

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