“Today, We’ve Had A National Tragedy” – President George W. Bush – Remarks at Emma Booker Elementary School.
Sarasota, Florida – delivered 11 September 2001, 9:30 A.M. EDT
“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.” -President George W. Bush, November 11, 2001
“I can hear you. I can hear you. The rest of the world hears you. And the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.” – President George W. Bush, September 14, 2001
“Now, we have inscribed a new memory alongside those others. It’s a memory of tragedy and shock, of loss and mourning. But not only of loss and mourning. It’s also a memory of bravery and self-sacrifice, and the love that lays down its life for a friend–even a friend whose name it never knew. “ – President George W. Bush, December 11, 2001
Many around the United States pause on this date to remember those who were lost in the tragedy of September 11, 2001. Esther, a friend of mine, who had worked in the towers and had lost many friends in the towers arranges a 9/11 Remembrance Ride locally every year so that we riders may pay our respects also. So here we are in this year’s staging area with rows and rows of… motorcycles.
Many of the motorcycles are decked with the U.S. flags, and there were some commemorative ones, as well.
We proceeded on the route in rows of two.
As we approached the end point of the ride, a flag could be seen raised over a fire truck.