Dear Florida Young Republicans,
For our generation, September 11, 2001, was a defining moment. Eleven years later it still pervades our national consciousness and influences our political worldview. On televisions and from windows, we witnessed our country endure an attack on a scale not seen on U.S. soil in our memory. We united in prayer and bonded in resolve to seek justice.
Even in tragedy we saw the greatness of our nation as stories unfolded about the heroism of rescuers and the bravery of flight passengers. Our leaders rose to the challenge and our ordinary citizens spent days, weeks and months helping strangers.
Our generation heeded the call to action following 9/11. Many of our classmates, friends and loved ones shed their blood protecting our country from another such attack. Many still do. Many families have traded in a blue star for a gold. We owe them a debt that cannot be repaid. Ever.
Eleven years later, we remember the fallen, we honor the heroes and we thank God for preserving us from further harm.
“This is a day when all Americans from every walk of life unite in our resolve for justice and peace. America has stood down enemies before, and we will do so this time. None of us will ever forget this day. Yet, we go forward to defend freedom and all that is good and just in our world.”
-President George W. Bush, September 11, 2001
May God Bless America!
The Florida Young Republicans
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