"Violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at house ... Are kids of the very same foul spirit," shrub said. "And that is our continuing duty to challenge them."

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Full speech: Pres. Shrub delivers remarks at Shanksville 9/11 awareness on 20th anniversary

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Former chairman George W. Shrub gave a moving speech Saturday together the nation solemnly psychic the 20th anniversary that 9/11, difference the unity he observed in the days after the strikes with the division that exists in the country today.

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"Twenty year ago, we all uncovered — in various ways, in various places, however all at the same moment — the our stays would be readjusted forever. The world was loud v carnage and also sirens, and also then quiet with absent voices the would never ever be heard again," he stated at the trip 93 nationwide Memorial close to Shanksville, Pennsylvania.


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"These lives remain valuable to our country, and infinitely valuable to countless of you," that said. "Today we remember your loss, we share her sorrow and we respect the men and also women you have loved so long and also so well."


Bush claimed that on America"s darkest day, the "actions that an enemy revealed the soul of a people."

"We were proud of our wounded nation," that told the crowd. "In this memories, the passengers and also crew of trip 93 must constantly have an honored place. Here the to plan targets became the instruments of rescue. And also many that are now alive fan a vast, unconscious debt to the defiance presented in the skies over this field."


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Former White residence chief of staff Andy map recalls George W. Shrub speaking through a bullhorn in ~ ground zero

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The previous president walk on come talk about the struggles of trying to recognize why America was targeted and also said the "security measures included into our resides are both sources of comfort and reminders of our vulnerability."


"And we have seen cultivation evidence that the threats to our nation can come not only across borders, but from violence the gathers within. Over there is little social overlap between violent extremists abroad and also violent extremists at home," shrub said, seemingly referencing the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.


"But in their disdain for pluralism, in their ignore for human life, in their determination to defile nationwide symbols, they are children of the same foul spirit. And also it is our proceeding duty to face them," the said.


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Bush, who was analysis a book to Florida schoolchildren when the planes hit 20 years ago, reflect on how the nation came together in the days adhering to the terrorist attacks.

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"On America’s work of trial and also grief, I witnessed millions of people instinctively grab because that a neighbor’s hand and rally to the cause of one another. That is the America i know. At a time when religious bigotry might have flowed freely, I saw Americans disapprove prejudice and embrace people of Muslim faith. That is the nation I know," the said.


"At a time once nativism can have stirred hatred and violence versus people viewed as outsiders, I witnessed Americans reaffirm your welcome the immigrants and also refugees. Thatis the nation I know," he said. "At a time once some regarded the climbing generation as individualistic and also decadent, I witnessed young people adopt an ethic that service and also rise come selfless action. The is the nation I know."