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James Draper

“No day shall erase you from the memory of time.”

– Virgil, quoted at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum

“We’re still heading up.”

- FDNY Capt. Patrick Brown, scaling the north tower on Sept. 11, 2001

“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.”

– former President George W. Bush

“Great joys make us love the world. Great sadnesses make us understand the world.”

– Kent Nerburn

“If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.”

– Sandy Dahl, wife of

Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl

“The attacks of September 11th were intended to break our spirit. Instead we have emerged stronger and more unified.”

- former New York

Mayor Rudy Giuliani

“On September 11 I always take the day off. I want to be in a peaceful quiet place praying. it is a day I both mourn and celebrate.”

– Genelle Guzman-McMillan,

9/11 Survivor

“Our enemies have made the mistake that America’s enemies always make. They saw liberty and thought they saw weakness.”

– former President

George W. Bush

“The next morning, I went back to the open vantage from which we had watched the tower so dreadfully slip from sight. The fresh sun shone on the eastward façades, a few boats tentatively moved in the river, the ruins were still sending out smoke, but New York looked glorious.”

– John Updike

“You can be sure that the American spirit will prevail over this tragedy.”

– Colin Powell

“What separates us from the animals, what separates us from the chaos, is our ability to mourn people we’ve never met.”

– David Levithan

“When Americans lend a hand to one another, nothing is impossible. We’re not about what happened on 9/11.  We’re about what happened on 9/12.”

– Jeff Parness

“Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11.”

– Barack Obama

“One of the worst days in America’s history saw some of the bravest acts in Americans’ history. We’ll always honor the heroes of 9/11. And here at this hallowed place, we pledge that we will never forget their sacrifice.”

– former President

George W. Bush

United we stand.


September 11: Sheila Dillard, Joe Cline, Broderick “Rick” Thomas, Jaid Curtis, Kelly Cruise, Amy Leak

 September 12: Webb Mosley, Jimmy Bessire, Lennie Allen, Peyton Bryant Carter, Joan Still Smith, Mike Woolridge, Carol Copeland, Robert Bagwell, Tino Tabares, Pam Mason, Brian Sims, Lola Turner, Tammy Coleman

September 13: Alisa Pina, Freddie Rosas, Gregg Hammock, Melinda Dykes, Hannah Noel Lewis, Liam Quinlan


September 12: Mr. and Mrs. Loy Gordon



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