Booker Elementary School
September 11, 2001
9:30 A.M. EDT
Ladies and gentlemen, this is a difficult moment for America. I, unfortunately,
will be going back to Washington after my remarks. Secretary Rod Paige and the
Lt. Governor will take the podium and discuss education. I do want to thank
the folks here at Booker Elementary School for their hospitality.
Today we've had a national tragedy. Two airplanes have crashed into the World
Trade Center in an apparent terrorist attack on our country. I have spoken to
the Vice President, to the Governor of New York, to the Director of the FBI,
and have ordered that the full resources of the federal government go to help
the victims and their families, and to conduct a full-scale investigation to
hunt down and to find those folks who committed this act.
Terrorism against our nation will not stand.
And now if you would join me in a moment of silence. May God bless the victims,
their families, and America. Thank you very much.