Big Red Car here on the sixteenth anniversary of one of the worst days in the history of the United States of America. It ranks with Pearl Harbor in the minds of Americans.
That day triggered what has been a continuous war on terror which took the US into a new phase in the history of our country. It has not changed since then, and, maybe, it has gotten worse.
The terrorists succeeded in one thing — imprinting that date on our collective memories for all time. In the important things, the terrorists failed miserably.
It has changed some things about our lives, but it has not changed the bedrock value of freedom. It is our freedom that was at the core of the terrorists hatred of the United States.
Freedom has prevailed and it always will. Freedom is what makes us Americans and freedom was the target of that attack.
God bless America. God bless freedom. Never forget who we are and what we stand for. No terrorist can change that value. Ever.