Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remembrance of September 11th

"Those who believe in God know that evil and death do not have the final say." -Pope John Paul II "The city is going to survive, we are going to get through it, It's going to be very, very difficult time. I don't think we yet know the pain that we're going to feel when we find out who we lost, but the thing we have to focus on now is getting this city through this, and surviving and being stronger for it." - Rudolph Giuliani, Mayor of New York City
"World trade means world peace and consequently the World Trade Center buildings in New York ... had a bigger purpose than just to provide room for tenants. The World Trade Center is a living symbol of man's dedication to world peace ... beyond the compelling need to make this a monument to world peace, the World Trade Center should, because of its importance, become a representation of man's belief in humanity, his need for individual dignity, his beliefs in the cooperation of men, and through cooperation, his ability to find greatness."  - Minoru Yamasakichief architect of the World Trade Center
"America has its faults as a society, as we have ours. But I think of the Union of America born out of the defeat of slavery.  I think of its Constitution, with its inalienable rights granted to every citizen still a model for the world. I think of a black man, born in poverty, who became chief of their armed forces and is now secretary of state Colin Powell and I wonder frankly whether such a thing could have happened here.  I think of the Statue of Liberty and how many refugees, migrants and the impoverished passed its light and felt that if not for them, for their children, a new world could indeed be theirs.  I think of a country where people who do well, don't have questions asked about their accent, their class, their beginnings but have admiration for what they have done and the success they've achieved.  I think of those New Yorkers I met, still in shock, but resolute; the fire fighters and police, mourning their comrades but still head held high." -Prime Minister Tony Blair 
"Yeah though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for Thou are't with me." -Psalm 23
"Out of the depths of sorrow and sacrifice will be born again the glory of mankind." - Prime Minister Winston Churchill
"Atrocity and terror are not political weapons, and to those who would use them -their day is over. We will never negotiate, we will not tolerate it, and we will not be afraid....its your turn to be afraid."  - Actor Harrison Ford as President James Marshall in movie "Air Force One"
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.  Blessed are the meek for they will inherit the earth.  Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.  Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God." -Matthew 5:3 
"The future does not belong to the faint-hearted, it belongs to the brave." -President Ronald Reagan
"Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight, Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and
 be gay,  Rage, rage against the dying of the light. " -Dylan Thomas

"And surely I am with you always even unto the very end of the age." Matthew 28:20