"That day we watched unspeakable acts of evil unfold. But we also witnessed incredible acts of courage, outpourings of human kindness, fierce solidarity; and that is what will be remembered, along with thousands of innocent souls that perished that day, September 11, 2001. Never Forget."
"Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children."
—President George W. Bush
September 11 is one of our worst days but it brought out the best in us. It unified us as a country and showed our charitable instincts and reminded us of what we stood for and stand for.
– Senator Lamar Alexander
"Heroes come in different forms,
And some are never known ...
Giving all they could possibly give
From their hearts and on their own."