Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday Selections: The 9/11 Edition

This is normally where I talk about some of my favorite passages from my favorite books, but today I decided to share a few of the quotes that move me regarding September 11, 2001. Please feel free to share your thoughts or favorite quotes.

Our enemies have made the mistake that America’s enemies always make. They saw liberty and thought they saw weakness. And now, they see defeat.
~ George W. Bush, President of the United States


Today, we gather to be reassured that God hears the lamenting and bitter weeping of Mother America because so many of her children are no more. Let us now seek that assurance in prayer for the healing of our grief stricken hearts, for the souls and sacred memory of those who have been lost. Let us also pray for divine wisdom as our leaders consider the necessary actions for national security, wisdom of the grace of God that as we act, we not become the evil we deplore.
~ Reverend Nathan Baxter, Dean of Washington National Cathedral


This mass terrorism is the new evil in our world today. It is perpetrated by fanatics who are utterly indifferent to the sanctity of human life, and we the democracies of this world are going to have to come together and fight it together.
~ British Prime Minister Tony Blair


Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve. America was targeted for attack because we are the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world. And no one will keep that light from shining.
~ George W. Bush, President of the United States

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