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Category: News - Features (Archived) Created: 09/12/2001 12:00 AM
URL(s):  Updated: 10/17/2001 06:13 PM
A Sleeping Giant Awakens...
They started it, but we will finish it.
By Mike Whaley  &  Jeff Parker, Florida Today

 ©2001 Jeff Parker, Florida Today (
 ©2001 Jeff Parker, Florida Today Newspaper. Used without permission.

Our prayers are with the many thousands of victims and families of the cowardly attacks on our great country on September 11. These attacks, for which words like "cowardly" or "evil" are hardly strong enough to describe, are being compared to Pearl Harbor. In 1941, the enemies of freedom and democracy awakened a "sleeping giant" and found that our peaceful land had a depth of character, a resolve, and an unstoppable strength unmatched by any other force on earth.

We still do.

"These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed. Our country is strong. 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 shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.

"America was targeted for attack because we're the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world. And no one will keep that light from shining."

- President George W. Bush
Address to the Nation, Sept. 11, 2001

God Bless America!!!!

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