Former President George W. Bush commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist assaults on Saturday by talking on the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania.
Mr. Bush was in his first 12 months as president when the assaults happened. He was joined on the Flight 93 memorial by the previous first girl, Laura Bush.
“For those too young to recall that clear September day, it is hard to describe the mix of feelings we experienced,” Mr. Bush mentioned at a ceremony held on the memorial. “There was horror at the scale of destruction, and awe at the bravery and kindness that rose to meet it. There was shock at the audacity of evil, and gratitude for the heroism and decency that opposed it.”
He added that “the actions of an enemy revealed the spirit of a people, and we were proud of our wounded nation.”