This ad ran in the weeks after September 11, 2001 celebrating the undying spirit of New York City.
Our enemies can destroy our buildings, but they only win if they cause us to compromise our values and turn our backs on the principles that have made our country great.
They can take our very lives, but our culture, our strength, our belief in freedom and justice still stand.
May we always be a society that strives to value diversity, celebrates tolerance, and seeks peace and goodwill among all people. We realize that we have not yet fully reached our ideals, but we reach for them nonetheless.
We must never forget that we live in a dangerous world, but we must also remember that there are good and decent people in every nation, race, and faith.
One of the lessons of 9/11 is that we are strongest when we are united. It should not take tragedy to bring us together but rather the simple realization of our common humanity. Let's resolve to love and serve freely, and in doing so, we will play some small part in overcoming the darkness in the world.