On Tuesday the nation will remember the lives lost and the heroes born here on American soil on September 11, 2001.
Eleven years later, we struggle to put into words the inhumanity and sorrow that unfolded that day in New York, near Washington, and in the skies over Pennsylvania. And yet we remember clearly, despite the unspeakable tragedy, the spirit of the American Patriot that guided us through this dark time in America.
On this somber day each year, we gather with family and friends, neighbors and colleagues, to remember and honor our fellow Americans who lost their lives that day. On this eleventh anniversary of 9/11, and on this date for every year that God gives to us, we remember with conviction what our country stands for and what our men and women in uniform fight for each day.
Together as a nation, we renew our solemn pledge to stand and fight for our freedom. And as we come together around this noble conviction, renewing our commitment in the face of challenges and enemies, we summon the words of Todd Beamer who died when Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania: "Let's Roll."
May God grant us wisdom and favor in the days ahead, and may He forever bless the United States of America.
Mindful that I work for you, I remain
Yours in Freedom,