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

— Barack Obama

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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 and 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, and 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, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Thank you. May God bless you. And may God bless the United States of America.

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• Source: Wikiquote: "Barack Obama" (Quotes, 2011, Remarks on death of Osama bin Laden (May 2011):
Whitehouse transcript and video (1 May 2011))


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Name: September 14 2001 Ground Zero 02

Summary: 010914-N-1350W-004 New York, N.Y. (Sept. 14, 2001) -- A solitary fire fighter stands amidst the rubble and smoke in New York City. Days after a Sep. 11 terrorist attack, fires still burn at the site of the World Trade Center. U.S. Navy Photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Jim Watson. (RELEASED)

Source: CHINFO, Navy Visual News Service

Author: U.S. Navy Photo, Jim Watson

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