In memory of September 11, 2001
On a beautiful sunny day in New York City, evil men with hatred in their hearts flew two planes into the World Trade Center. They mistakenly believed that Americans are weak; that our President would cower and appease. They were wrong!
The Presidential Seal was designed with thirteen arrows carried in the eagle's left talon to symbolize war. An olive branch was carried in his right talon, symbolizing peace. On October 25, 1945, President Harry Truman signed Executive Order No. 9646, which specified the eagle would face the olive branch. My image portrays our national symbol, the eagle soaring. The events of September 11 with the loss of lives and destruction of the World Trade Center caused our country to look to the East, neither right nor left, and if our enemies persist, they will feel the fury of our arrows. We seek peace; we will use our weapons of war if we must.
Jinny Davis, Austin Texas
"We must take a stand against terrorism in the world and combat it with firmness, for it is a most cowardly and savage violation of peace. We must remember our heritage, who we are, what we are, and how this nation, this island of freedom, came into being.
"And, we must make it unmistakably plain to all the world that we have no intention of compromising our principles, our beliefs or our freedom. That we have the will and the determination to do as a young president said in his inaugural address 20 years ago, 'bear any burden, pay any price.' Our reward will be world peace; there is no other way to have it."
Ronald Reagan August 1980
"A great people has been moved to defend a great
nation. Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings,
but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shattered
steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.
President George W Bush - Address to the Nation September 11th 2001
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