911 Quotes and Sayings for Remembrance: September 11th, 11 Years Later
Never Forget and Other 9/11 Quotes to Remember: From Twin Towers to Freedom Tower
NEW YORK, NY - On the eleven year anniversary of the terror attacks on the WTC and other sites in the United States, many people are looking for ways to deal with the emotions that come with the day that was heard around the world - September 11, 2001.
Freedom Tower has risen and people are asking what has changed since the twin towers came down.
Never Forget - God Bless America
The hashtag #neverforget is floating around Twitter this weekend and will continue for a while. As did Israel in biblical times, America's leadership vowed to build bigger and better after the WTC fell in New York after two jets slammed into the side of the buildings.
The term "Never Forget" and several variations began to spread around the country in the hours and days and months and years after the attacks on 9/11.
WTC, Twin Towers and Freedom Tower
The World Trade Center's twin towers were completed in May, 1973, and since that time they were the largest buildings in the skyline of New York. Now, the Freedom Tower is on a lot of people's mind - the bigger and better building that stands for the future of America.
Ground Zero today shows the American spirit - the desire to rebuild bigger and better - and the new Freedom Tower is going to be quite a sight in the city that never sleeps. Around the world, the building is seen as a symbol of defiance.
While troops are still stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world, America pauses to reflect on where she has come over the last ten years. Rebuilding is tough, but the United States has shown what the most powerful country on the planet can accomplish when she puts her mind to it.
"We completely condemn this very dangerous attack, and I convey my condolences to the American people, to the American president and to the American administration, not only in my name but on behalf of the Palestinian people." -- Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, Sept. 11.
"Make no mistake: The United States will hunt down and punish those responsible for these cowardly acts." -- Bush, Sept. 11.
"An attack on one is an attack on all." -- NATO Secretary-General Lord Robertson, Sept. 12.
"We will find those who did it. We will smoke them out of their holes. We'll get them running, and we'll bring them to justice." -- Bush, Sept. 15.
"We will rid the world of evildoers." -- Bush, Sept. 17.
"We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail." -- Bush, Sept. 20.
"Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists. From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded ... as a hostile regime." -- Bush, Sept. 20.
"I may never be normal again. But this is my life now. I have to live it." -- Manu Dhingra, 27, a securities broker who suffered burns over a third of his body but was released from the hospital Oct. 2.
"Only Allah changes the regime." -- Abdul Salam Zaeef, the Taliban ambassador to Pakistan, on the threat that the Taliban could be toppled as Afghanistan's rulers, Oct. 2.