Remembering September 11
Photo: President George W. Bush holds the badge of George Howard, a police officer killed in the September 11 attacks.
On September 20, 2001, President George W. Bush addressed a Joint Session of Congress. Toward the end of his speech, the president held up the NYPD silver badge and said,
“I will carry this. It is the police shield of a man named George Howard who died at the World Trade Center trying to save others. It was given to me by his mom, Arlene, as a proud memorial to her son. It is my reminder of lives that ended and a task that does not end.”
-from the George W. Bush Library
The World Trade Center seen beyond the Brooklyn Bridge Across the East River
In remembrance of September 11, 2001, a photo of the World Trade Center one year after it opened. April, 1974.
The following 9/11 resources have been carefully selected by the George W. Bush Library: