Today, let us commemorate the heroism of America and her people; let us commemorate the strong character of her people; let us commemorate the heart of love and charity with which she showers the world’s peoples with compassion and relief. In the midst of such great anguish and suffering, America stood strong and stands strong and will forever stand strong.
Because America is not made of buildings or planes or the transfer of numbers floating in air; America is not made of warmongering bigots; America is not made of guns or bullets or honor or vengeance. America is made up of her many peoples, with dreams and hopes, and with strong character, bravery, heroism, and unfettered charity. America is made up of those who say: give us your weary and burdened, and in the bosom of our love and wisdom, we shall make true men and women of them. America is made of those who work hard because work is good; who play hard because play is good. All united under one banner of red, white, and blue.
We will never forget. That day of such great loss made us see just how great we were and are as a people and as a nation.
We Are America. We make America strong. And because of us, America will never fall, and America will always prevail. Always.