"America" is not an image it is a concept…strengthened by our pulling together as a team. If you want to kill us, leave us alone because we will do it by ourselves. If you want to make us stronger, attack and we unite. This is the ultimate failure of terrorism against The United States and the ultimate price we pay to be free…The very moment the first plane was hijacked, democracy won."
From the Archives: Survivor Recalls His Viral 9/11 Email His words helped people understand. By Fritzie Andrade and Sara Frazier