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Remembering the lives lost on September 11, 2001

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Outside the American Consulate
Sidney, Australia

Country Wide 3 Minutes of Silence
The Netherlands

Parliament Hill
Ottawa, Canada

Excerpts from the Miami Herald
By: Leonard Pitts
Date: 9/12/01

What lesson did you hope to teach us by your coward's attack on our World Trade Center, our Pentagon, us? What was it you hoped we would learn? Whatever it was, please know that you failed.

Did you want us to respect your cause?
You just damned your cause.

Did you want to make us fear?
You just steeled our resolve.

Did you want to tear us apart?
You just brought us together.

I know my people, as you, I think, do not.
What I know reassures me.
It also causes me to tremble with dread of the future.

We'll go forward from this moment
sobered, chastened, sad.
But determined, too.
Unimaginably determined.

As Americans we will weep,
as Americans we will mourn,
and as Americans,
we will rise in defense of all that we cherish.

So I ask again:
What was it you hoped to teach us?
It occurs to me that maybe you just wanted us to know the depths of your hatred.
If that's the case, consider the message received.

And take this message in exchange:
You don't know my people.
You don't know what we're capable of.
You don't know what you just started.
But you're about to learn.

American Embassy
Oslo, Norway

Minsk, Belarus

Flowers Outside Opera Building
Frankfurt, Germany

God Bless the USA

American Embassy
Warsaw, Poland

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