"More than any time in recent history, America's destiny is not of our own choosing. We did not seek nor did we provoke an assault on our freedom and our way of life. We did not expect nor did we invite a confrontation with evil. Yet the true measure of a people's strength is how they rise to master that moment when it does arrive. When, after having heard the explosion... they ran into the fire to help get people out. Ran *in* to the fire. The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels, but every time we think we have measured our capacity to meet a challenge, we look up and we're reminded that that capacity may well be limitless." Thanks to the FDNY and all the heroes who gave their lives that day to save others. God bless America.