I know there are struggles ahead, and dangers to face. But this country will define our times, not be defined by them. As long as the United States of America is determined and strong, this will not be an age of terror; this will be an age of liberty, here and across the world.

President George W. Bush
Sept. 20, 2001

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President Bush and Governor Ridge discuss the Office of Homeland Security, Oval Office, Oct. 8, 2001.
White House photo by Eric Draper

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