Tuesday, September 11, 2007

9/11 statement

Six years have passed since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade
Center and the Pentagon. Today is a day to remember those who lost
their lives at the hands of radical Islamic terrorists who despise our
values and way of life, as well as those men and women who have made
the ultimate sacrifice helping their fellow citizens that tragic day,
and defending freedom in the years that have followed.

must never forget that America has shed more blood defending freedom
here and abroad than all the other countries in the world combined. And
it was no different on 9/11. Before the twin towers fell, before the
smoke had cleared from the Pentagon, before the brave men and women of
Flight 93 had made a stand over Shanksville, Penn., Americans were
fighting back.

America’s heritage of defending freedom has
fallen to us. It is a great trust that our generation willingly accepts
and must uphold. But the best way we can do that – while honoring the
tragic loss of our fellow citizens six years ago today, and in all of
the years since – is to make sure our nation continues to stand for
freedom, remains strong and united in the face of threats, and secure.

Fred Thompson

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