May we all pause for a moment today to remember those who died on that horrible day eight years ago, both soldiers and civilians. May we also honor those who continue to serve their fellow Americans whether they be in our hometowns or in a distant desert. May we remember those who have sacrificed their lives for us by living lives worthy of their sacrifice.
And may we never forget that regardless of race, religion, socioeconomic class, or political preference, we Americans are all in this together. May our words and our deeds reflect a belief that in working together we can become a stronger nation and just perhaps, build a better world. May God continue to bless the United States of America.