"Today, we remember those we lost on September 11, 2001, and we thank those out there serving to keep our nation safe everyday.
"Eleven years have passed since that fateful morning, and not an American alive at the time will ever forget the horrors of that day. In the aftermath, we came together to deal with a national tragedy and were reminded not of those things that divide us, but of those things that unify us. In the wake of destruction and tragedy, we found hope."
"I urge all Americans to look back to the days, weeks, and months that followed the 9/11 attacks and remember that sense of unity and patriotism that was so prevalent across our nation. Though it is our diversity and differences that, in part, make us such a great and unique nation, it is our common bonds that make us Americans."