Home Of The Brave: The President Rallied Our Spirits


bushOn September 14, 2001, President George W. Bush visited Ground Zero to see the devastation first-hand. There, he met with emergency workers, and gave an impromptu “Bullhorn Speech.”

President George W. Bush: Thank you all. I want you all to know – it [bullhorn] can’t go any louder – I want you all to know that America today, America today is on bended knee, in prayer for the people whose lives were lost here, for the workers who work here, for the families who mourn. The nation stands with the good people of New York City and New Jersey and Connecticut as we mourn the loss of thousands of our citizens.

Rescue Worker: I can’t hear you!

President George W. Bush: I can hear you! [Cheers.] I can hear you! The rest of the world hears you! And the people – and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!

Rescue Worker: [Chanting] U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!

President George W. Bush: The nation – The nation sends its love and compassion. . .

Rescue Worker: God bless America!

President George W. Bush: . . . to everybody who is here. Thank you for your hard work. Thank you for making the nation proud and may God bless America.

{NY Post/Matzav.com Newscenter}