The following is from President Obama's live address to the nation after Osama bin Laden was killed:
Today, amidst the rancor of our current political climate, I wanted to stop to remember 9/11. We call it Patriot Day now. Somehow that seems too nice of a name for such a terrible day, although I get the sentiment.
Thinking about the loss of that day still feels like a sucker punch to the gut. I hope that feeling never dulls. I do not want to be desensitized.
Will never be OK.
Believe me, I have my pretty strong political opinions, and I'm having a hard time not getting caught up in the Presidential campaign. I may write more about that on a later date. But I feel fairly confident that loved ones and survivors of 9/11 don't give a damn about politics today.
So I'm here to say, to reiterate, that I'll....Never Forget.