15 years ago, on September 11th, 2001, four hijacked planes killed thousands upon thousands of people in the largest terror attack this country has ever seen. Two of those planes took down the two towers of the World Trade Center in Manhattan. Three days later, on September 14th, President George W. Bush (who had been in office for less than a year) flew to Manhattan to address the first responders and those working to save lives.
Climbing onto a pile of rubble, the President threw his arm around a firefighter and then picked up a bullhorn. He then proceeded to deliver a speech that, 15 years later, still brings tears to eyes and American pride surge. This electric moment made history, and it is still encouraging the hearts and souls of all those fighting for their beloved country and their loved ones in the war against terror.
Watch the full video of President Bush’s Ground Zero speech here: