Since September 11th Congress has created the Department of Homeland Security, more than doubled the homeland security budget and implemented a bipartisan overhaul of our intelligence systems.
In the summer of 1776 our Founding Fathers sought to secure our independence and the liberties that remain the foundation of our nation today.
Like the American soldiers who went before them, they are putting their lives on the line to protect ours.
I am confident that in the end freedom and democracy will prevail over terror and tyranny. We will win this war on terror — and when we do Americans, the British, Iraqis, and people around the world will be more secure.
The most basic obligation we have to our veterans is that we keep the promises that were made to them. That is what makes the recent failures of the Veterans Administration so shameful.
In remembering those who lost their lives in the London attacks and the September 11th attacks we continue our commitment to fighting for freedom, democracy and justice.
We owe our World War II veterans — and all our veterans — a debt we can never fully repay.