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September 12, 2006

'We've come back to remember the valor of those we've lost, those who innocently went to work that day and the brave souls who went in after them.'

Rudolph W. Giuliani

Former New York mayor


'Thank God we're safe. What I anticipated on Sept. 11 was that we would be attacked many times between then and now, and we haven't been.'



'The pain just doesn't go away.'

Dawn Donovan

of Rutherford, N.J., who lost friends at ground zero


'We have no intention of ignoring or appeasing history's latest gang of fanatics trying to murder their way to power.'

Vice President

Dick Cheney

at a memorial ceremony at the Pentagon


'It's very hard. Our family has just been ripped apart. I still hold a lot of anger, and that's not only at the terrorists. I stayed mad at God for quite some time, even at Al [her husband].... I was supposed to have the rest of my life with him. We were together nine years. That is not forever.'

Rebecca Marchand,

of Alamogordo, N.M., whose husband was a flight attendant on United Airlines Flight 175


'Baby, I love you. Save a spot for me.'

Richard Pecorella

a speaker at the reading of the names at ground zero, who lost his fiancee, Karen S. Juday, in the trade center attack


'There is indeed evil in the world, and we saw its awful face on that horrible day. It is also a day to recognize that very often when the worst in human nature and human behavior exhibits itself, so does the best.'

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

Speaking in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


'This is where she left us, so we come here to remember her and keep her alive.'

Sherrie Williams

Mother of Candace Lee Williams, killed on American Airlines Flight 11, speaking at ground zero.


'We stand here today with pride because of heroism.'

Hamilton Peterson,

whose father and stepmother died aboard United Airlines Flight 93; passengers are believed to have stormed the cockpit before it crashed near Shanksville, Pa.

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