These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed. Our country is strong. A great people has been moved to defend a great nation.
America and our friends and allies join with all those who want peace and security in the world and we stand together to win the war against terrorism.
America was target for attack because we're the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world. And no one will keep that light from shining."
President George W. Bush's address to the nation on Tuesday night, September 11, 2001.