condolences and sympathy go out to those who have lost their loved ones in the
tragic events of September 11th.
Click here to read excerpts from British Prime Minister Tony Blair's response to the events of September 11th.
Precisely 100 years ago, September 14, 1901, Theodore
Roosevelt became President of the United States, ushering in an era of sweeping
social, economic and political reform for America and the world. In this
difficult time, let us be guided by his spirit of hard work, duty, integrity and
Pictured above is the most reproduced photograph of all time. The editors of US Camera Magazine said that it "recorded the soul of a nation." It was taken on February 23, 1945 and portrays 5 US Marines and 1 US Navy Hospital Corpsman (2 marines are in the background) raising the American Flag over Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima. Regrettably, the battle was far from over and within a month, 3 of these marines would die in combat on that very island. Yet we still won that battle - and that war !
Yes, this photo does capture the soul of our nation. When confronted with any obstacle - in spite of the difficulty - despite great danger - no matter how great the cost - nor how great the sacrifice - we will always prevail !
In the words of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt "This great nation will endure as it has endured."