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September11News.com - President George W. Bush's Memorial Speech at the Pentagon on October 11, 2001 - exactly one month after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on America.
September11News.com - President George W. Bush's Memorial Speech at the Pentagon on October 11, 2001 - exactly one month after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on America.
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October 11, 2001
President Bush in the White House
Grand Foyer Prior to Leaving for His
October 11th Pentagon Speech.
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U.S. President George W. Bush's
Pentagon Memorial Speech on
October 11, 2001 -
One Month After the Attacks.

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September11News.com - President George W. Bush's Memorial Speech at the Pentagon on October 11, 2001 - exactly one month after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on America.
President George W. Bush gives an emotional speech at the Pentagon on October 11, 2001.
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October 11, 2001
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October 11, 2001
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October 11, 2001
Office of the Press Secretary - October 11, 2001
President Pays Tribute at Pentagon Memorial
Remarks by the President at the Department of Defense Service of Remembrance
The Pentagon
Arlington, Virginia
11:55 A.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT:  Please be seated.

President and Senator Clinton, thank you all for being here.  We have come here to pay our respects to
125 men and women who died in the service of America.  We also remember 64 passengers on a hijacked
plane; those men and women, boys and girls who fell into the hands of evildoers, and also died here exactly
one month ago.

On September 11th, great sorrow came to our country.  And from that sorrow has come great resolve.
Today, we are a nation awakened to the evil of terrorism, and determined to destroy it.  That work began
the moment we were attacked; and it will continue until justice is delivered.

Americans are returning, as we must, to the normal pursuits of life. (Applause.)  Americans are returning,
as we must, to the normal pursuits of life.  But we know that if you lost a son or daughter here, or a husband,
or a wife, or a mom or dad, life will never again be as it was.  The loss was sudden, and hard, and permanent.
So difficult to explain.  So difficult to accept.

Three schoolchildren traveling with their teacher.  An Army general. A budget analyst who reported to work
here for 30 years.  A lieutenant commander in the Naval Reserve who left behind a wife, a four-year-old son,
and another child on the way.

One life touches so many others.  One death can leave sorrow that seems almost unbearable.  But to all of
you who lost someone here, I want to say:  You are not alone.  The American people will never forget the
cruelty that was done here and in New York, and in the sky over Pennsylvania.

We will never forget all the innocent people killed by the hatred of a few.  We know the loneliness you feel
in your loss.  The entire nation, entire nation shares in your sadness.  And we pray for you and your loved
ones.  And we will always honor their memory.

The hijackers were instruments of evil who died in vain.  Behind them is a cult of evil which seeks to harm
the innocent and thrives on human suffering.  Theirs is the worst kind of cruelty, the cruelty that is fed, not
weakened, by tears.  Theirs is the worst kind of violence, pure malice, while daring to claim the authority of
God.  We cannot fully understand the designs and power of evil.  It is enough to know that evil, like goodness,
exists.  And in the terrorists, evil has found a willing servant.

In New York, the terrorists chose as their target a symbol of America's freedom and confidence.  Here, they
struck a symbol of our strength in the world.  And the attack on the Pentagon, on that day, was more
symbolic than they knew.  It was on another September 11th -- September 11th, 1941 -- that construction on
this building first began. America was just then awakening to another menace:  The Nazi terror in Europe.

And on that very night, President Franklin Roosevelt spoke to the nation.  The danger, he warned, has long
ceased to be a mere possibility. The danger is here now.  Not only from a military enemy, but from an enemy
of all law, all liberty, all morality, all religion.

For us too, in the year 2001, an enemy has emerged that rejects every limit of law, morality, and religion.
The terrorists have no true home in any country, or culture, or faith.  They dwell in dark corners of earth.
And there, we will find them.

This week, I have called -- (applause) -- this week, I have called the Armed Forces into action.  One by
one, we are eliminating power centers of a regime that harbors al Qaeda terrorists.  We gave that regime
a choice: Turn over the terrorists, or face your ruin.  They chose unwisely. (Applause.)

The Taliban regime has brought nothing but fear and misery to the people of Afghanistan.  These rulers
call themselves holy men, even with their record of drawing money from heroin trafficking.  They consider
themselves pious and devout, while subjecting women to fierce brutality.

The Taliban has allied itself with murderers and gave them shelter. But today, for al Qaeda and the Taliban,
there is no shelter.  (Applause.) As Americans did 60 years ago, we have entered a struggle of uncertain
duration.  But now, as then, we can be certain of the outcome, because we have a number of decisive assets.

We have a unified country.  We have the patience to fight and win on many fronts:  Blocking terrorist plans,
seizing their funds, arresting their networks, disrupting their communications, opposing their sponsors. And
we have one more great asset in this cause:  The brave men and women of the United States
military.  (Applause.)

From my first days in this office, I have felt and seen the strong spirit of the Armed Forces.  I saw it at
Fort Stewart, Georgia, when I first reviewed our troops as Commander-in-Chief, and looked into the faces
of proud and determined soldiers.  I saw it in Annapolis on a graduation day, at Camp Pendleton in California,
Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo.  And I have seen this spirit at the Pentagon, before and after the attack on this
building.

You've responded to a great emergency with calm and courage.  And for that, your country honors you. 
A Commander-in-Chief must know, must know that he can count on the skill and readiness of servicemen
and women at every point in the chain of command.  You have given me that confidence.

And I give you these commitments.  The wound to this building will not be forgotten, but it will be repaired. 
Brick by brick, we will quickly rebuild the Pentagon.  (Applause.)  In the missions ahead for the military, you
will have everything you need, every resource, every weapon -- (applause) -- every means to assure full
victory for the United States and the cause of freedom.  (Applause.)

And I pledge to you that America will never relent on this war against terror.  (Applause.)  There will be times
of swift, dramatic action.  There will be times of steady, quiet progress.  Over time, with patience, and
precision, the terrorists will be pursued.  They will be isolated, surrounded, cornered, until there is no place
to run, or hide, or rest. (Applause.)

As military and civilian personnel in the Pentagon, you are an important part of the struggle we have entered. 
You know the risks of your calling, and you have willingly accepted them.  You believe in our country, and our
country believes in you.  (Applause.)

Within sight of this building is Arlington Cemetery, the final resting place of many thousands who died for
our country over the generations. Enemies of America have now added to these graves, and they wish to
add more.  Unlike our enemies, we value every life, and we mourn every loss.

Yet we're not afraid.  Our cause is just, and worthy of sacrifice. Our nation is strong of heart, firm of
purpose.  Inspired by all the courage that has come before, we will meet our moment and we will prevail.
(Applause.)

May God bless you all, and may God bless America.  (Applause.)

END            12:08 P.M. EDT

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September 12, 2001
Flag Unveiled
Images of the Pentagon Following
the 9/11 Terrorist Attack.
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Aerial view of the Pentagon three days after the September 11, 2001 attack.
Aerial view of the collapsed Pentagon wall. Photograph taken on September 14, 2001.
The Pentagon death toll was 125 at the Pentagon and 64 aboard the hijacked plane.
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September 11, 2001
Military Chopper
Surveys Damage
to Pentagon.
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September 12, 2001
Soldiers & Firemen
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September 12, 2001
Bush thanks a
Pentagon doctor.
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September 11, 2002
Bush & Rumsfeld
Pentagon Ceremony
September 11th
2002

One Year After
the Attacks

The Pentagon
Remembers

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September 11, 2002
Bush & Rumsfeld
Pentagon Ceremony
September 11, 2002 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at the Pentagon.

September 11, 2002 - Military Salute at Pentagon Remembrance Ceremony
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September 11, 2002
President Bush at
The Pentagon
Ceremony.
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September 11, 2002
Honor Guard returns
after 9/11 Pentagon
Ceremonies.
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By U.S. President George W. Bush


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U.S. Airstrikes TV Address to America on October 7, 2001 Click here for more George W. Bush images and to read the text of Bush's October 7th Address to the Nation.
Speech to Firemen and Police in Atlanta on November 8, 2001 Click here for more George W. Bush images and to read the text of Bush's November 8th speech in Atlanta.
Speech to the United Nations on November 10, 2001 Click here for more George W. Bush images and to read the text of Bush's November 10th speech to the United Nations General Assembly.
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September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks on America
Complete News Archives of September 11, 2001 and the Years That Followed
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December 2001 Timeline USA Newspapers T-Z Bush 10/11 The Pentagon FDNY - 9/11 Firefighters
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May God bless the many souls who lost their lives, on September 11, 2001, at
the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and on airline flights 11, 175, 77, & 93.
The courage and sacrifice shown by the FDNY firefighters, the NYC Police, and
other NYC EMS will never be forgotten. History will remember  9/11/2001.
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