Sunday, September 11, 2011

who we are.

tonight, let us think back to the sense of unity that prevailed on 9/11.

i know that it has, at times, frayed.

yet today’s achievement is a testament to the greatness of our country &
the determination of the american people.

the cause of securing our country is not complete.
but tonight, we are once again reminded that
america can do whatever we set our mind to.

that is the story of our history,
whether it’s the pursuit of prosperity for our people,
or the struggle for equality for all our citizens;
our commitment to stand up for our values abroad, &
our sacrifices to make the world a safer place.

let us remember that we can do these things
not just because of wealth or power,
but because of who we are:

one nation,
under god,
with liberty & justice for all.

thank you.
may god bless you.
& may god bless the United States of America.

u.s. president barack obama
on the occasion of the elimination of osama bin laden.

image source: denise gould.


Jennifer said...

Thanks for sharing these choice words. Simple and so apropos...

kriscard said...

Jennifer -- Thank *you* for reading & commenting. As you know, I think you're just the best & highly value your perspective!! :)