Sunday, September 11

They Have Failed; Our Country is Strong

May we never forget the sacrifices made for the freedoms we enjoy.

"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."

—George W. Bush, 9/11/01
This from Benedict XVI via Zenit.org:
"Today, September 11, we remember the victims of terrorist violence throughout the world," the Pope said today in English after reciting the Angelus with crowds gathered at the papal summer residence, south of Rome.

"May God inspire men and women of good will everywhere to renounce hatred and to build a world of justice, solidarity and peace."