President Obama spoke at the Pentagon on Friday to those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001, telling them no words would heal their pain yet calling for a renewed resolve against the ones who attacked the country eight years ago.
"Eight Septembers have come and gone," Obama said. "Nearly 3,000 days have passed, almost one for each one who has been taken from us.
"We recall the beauty and meaning of their lives," he said. "No passage of time, no dark skies can dull the meaning of that moment.
"Let us renew our resolve against those who perpetrated this violent act," Obama said.
Remember this day. Remember the lives that were lost. Remember the sacrifices that were made in the name of freedom.
Remember the planes crashing into the north and south towers of the World Trade Center. Remember the terror of watching the buildings collapse. Remember the firemen, police, and paramedics rushing into the burning buildings, knowing the danger that lay ahead.
Remember the soldiers that fight for our freedoms on a daily basis and give their lives so that we can live happily.
But most of all.... remember this day, eight years ago, when a beautiful blue sky was torn apart by fire, smoke, and pure evil.