It’s hard to believe that it is 12 years since the world changed forever, since travel changed pace and safety became un-assumed and since the world lost so many innocent people. September 11 changed the world… so it is fitting that we take a moment to remember by looking at some of the most memorable quotes from the time.
How do you remember September 11?
“Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward and freedom will be defended.” — President Bush, Sept. 11.
“The number of casualties will be more than most of us can bear.” — Then-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, Sept. 11.
“It is impossible to fully comprehend the evil that would have conjured up such a cowardly and depraved assault upon thousands of innocent people.” — Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, Sept. 11.
“This mass terrorism is the new evil in our world today. It is perpetrated by fanatics who are utterly indifferent to the sanctity of human life, and we the democracies of this world are going to have to come together and fight it together.” — British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Sept. 11.
“Are you guys ready? Let’s roll!” — Flight 93 passenger Todd Beamer, signalling the other passengers to attack the hijackers, Sept. 11.
“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.
“Commending the victims to almighty God’s mercy, I implore his strength upon all involved in rescue efforts and in caring for the survivors.” — Pope John Paul II, Sept. 11.
How do you remember September 11, 2011?