Created by Dennis Waldron & Guy Moriches
modified by Vickie Huffman

 

 

From the Oval Office 8:30 P.M. EDT 9/11/01 

THE PRESIDENT:

Good evening. Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. The victims were in airplanes, or in their offices; secretaries, businessmen and women, military and federal workers; moms and dads, friends and neighbors. Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror. The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge structures collapsing, have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness, and a quiet, unyielding anger. These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed; our country is strong. A great people has been moved to defend a great nation. Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shattered steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve. America was targeted for attack because we're the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world. And no one will keep that light from shining. Today, our nation saw evil, the very worst of human nature. And we responded with the best of America -- with the daring of our rescue workers, with the caring for strangers and neighbors who came to give blood and help in any way they could. Immediately following the first attack, I implemented our government's emergency response plans. Our military is powerful, and it's prepared. Our emergency teams are working in New York City and Washington, D.C. to help with local rescue efforts. Our first priority is to get help to those who have been injured, and to take every precaution to protect our citizens at home and around the world from further attacks. The functions of our government continue without interruption. Federal agencies in Washington, which had to be evacuated today, are reopening for essential personnel tonight, and will be open for business tomorrow. Our financial institutions remain strong, and the American economy will be open for business, as well. The search is underway for those who are behind these evil acts. I've directed the full resources of our intelligence and law enforcement communities to find those responsible and to bring them to justice. We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them. I appreciate so very much the members of Congress who have joined me in strongly condemning these attacks. And on behalf of the American people, I thank the many world leaders who have called to offer their condolences and assistance. America and our friends and allies join with all those who want peace and security in the world, and we stand together to win the war against terrorism. Tonight, I ask for your prayers for all those who grieve, for the children whose worlds have been shattered, for all whose sense of safety and security has been threatened. And I pray they will be comforted by a power greater than any of us, spoken through the ages in Psalm 23: "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me." 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.

Thank you. Good night, and God bless America.

 

 

 

 

God Bless America land that I love.
Stand beside her and guide her,
Through the night with a light from above.
From the mountains to the prairies
To the oceans white with foam
God Bless America, my home, sweet home,
God Bless America, my home, sweet home.

 

 

As I watch the horror of these acts unfold on TV, 
my heart is in disbelief.  There are no words to express
the sorrow I feel...America has been wounded and scarred forever.
Let us never forget this day:

September 11, 2001

 

This candle burns in memory of all the innocent people 
who lost their lives- at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon
 and in the air- when our beautiful and loving Country was cowardly attacked..
My heartfelt sympathy to all the families who have lost loved ones in this tragedy
September 11, 2001

 

 

 

God keep us close and guard us
Hold out Your Hand in peace
Give us courage through the pain
Let evil deeds decease

Watch us and protect us
We'll never feel defeat
This nation joined together
Shares love that is complete

Hands that reach out touching
We're bound with love and care
Reaching out and holding on
To love that we must share

We ask You for Your Blessings
While on our knees we pray
Courage calm and wisdom
To show us all the way.
~ Amen ~

~ Francine Pucillo ~

This beautiful prayer was written especially for this page
by my friend Francine.
 Please do not copy .
Thank you Francine...your gift is deeply appreciated

Please visit Francine's very special site
Grateful Hearts of America
"In Memorium-September 11, 2001"

 

 

 

 

God Bless America

The Land Of The Free

 


A Very Special & Beautiful Flash Memorial
 for the WTC Memorial Site.
http://fp.sherwoodparkbiz.com/Ricon/start2.html
Candle Image created by--William R. Van Kuyk

 

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"God Bless America"

 

 

This page was created September 15, 2001
site updated November 26, 2003
2001-2002 
My Misty Rose