God's signs are not always the ones we look for. We learn in tragedy that his purposes are not always our own. Yet the prayers of private suffering, whether in our homes or in this great cathedral, are known and heard, and understood.
-George W Bush
I don't feel like I've got all that much too important to say on the kind of big national issues.
In time, perhaps, we will mark the memory of September 11th in stone and metal, something we can show children, as yet unborn, to help them understand what happened on this minute and on this day. But for those of us who lived through these events, the only marker weâ€™ll ever need is the tick of a clock at the 46th minute of the eighth hour of the 11th day.