On this day then, evil came to America and murdered thousands of people, men and women, child and adult, soldier and civilian, Christian and Muslim and Atheist and Agnostic, in hopes of destroying Liberty.
On this day now, our soldiers fight to create Liberty in the very nations which spawned the evil which attacked us.
On this day then, thousands of our enemies cheered the death and pain brought about by villainy.
On this day now, millions of our new friends live in freedom and prosperity because of the efforts of Americans.
On this day then, monsters targeted people they knew to be innocent, in hopes of creating despair.
On this day now, our troops have destroyed many of the worst terrorists in the region, yet are careful to spare innocents, in hopes of fighting justly.
On this day then, the last long war America had fought was Vietnam.
On this day now, the world understands we can fight anyone, anywhere.
On this day then, the makers of terror believed they were immune from the consequences of their evil.
On this day now, we have obliterated the majority of Al Qaeda’s leadership, along with the network which coordinated plans and attacks for more than a dozen terrorist groups.
On this day then, some in America chose to side with the terrorists.
On this day now, sadly some in America still side with the terrorists.
On this day then, many in America supported the troops only in words.
On this day now, many in America support the troops only in words.
On this day then, the enemy thought to take over the world by chasing America out of where it wanted to go.
On this day now, the enemy hides in holes and lives in constant fear of discovery by our troops and the sure destruction our men bring to them.
On this day then, our enemy thought us weak and timid.
On this day now, we stand stronger than before, and surer of our precepts and prouder of our soldiers.
On this day now, more Americans than ever believe in our nation’s ideals, its value, and its promise.
On this day now, we remain resolved to destroy the tools and makers of terrorism, and to establish and protect Liberty throughout the world.