"And they will know that nothing can break the will of a truly United States of America. They will remember that we have overcome slavery and Civil War; we've overcome bread lines and fascism; recession and riots; Communism and, yes, terrorism. They will be reminded that we are not perfect, but our democracy is durable, and that democracy - reflecting, as it does, the imperfections of man - also gives us the opportunity to perfect our union. That is what we honor on days of national commemoration - those aspects of the American experience that are enduring, and the determination to move forward as one people."
He said it well. It is a simple but moving speech. Thanks President for saying this.
The day started with a kodak moment of Red and Blue Presidents coming together to commemorate the anniversary.
Well, not bad for a battered nation and the declining super power - some glimpses of her true strength.