September 11 -- Quotes

Quotes from around the country on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks:

"Five years have come, and five years have gone, and still we stand together as one. We come back to this place to remember the heartbreaking anniversary - and each person who died here - those known and unknown to us, whose absence is always with us." - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

"The pain just doesn't go away." - Dawn Donovan, 45, of Rutherford, N.J., gazing across the Hudson River from Jersey City toward ground zero, where friends of hers died.

"We have no intention of ignoring or appeasing history's latest gang of fanatics trying to murder their way to power." - Vice President Dick Cheney, at a memorial ceremony at the Pentagon.

"It's very hard. Our family has just been ripped apart. I still hold a lot of anger, and that's not only at the terrorists. I stayed mad at God for quite some time, even at Al (her husband), I stayed mad at him. I was supposed to have the rest of my life with him. We were together nine years. That is not forever." - Rebecca Marchand, of Alamogordo, N.M., whose husband was a flight attendant on United Airlines Flight 175.

"Thank God we're safe. What I anticipated on Sept. 11 was that we would be attacked many times between then and now, and we haven't been." - Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, to CBS' "The Early Show," also warning bluntly that terrorists would strike again and the nation must be prepared.

"No matter what ethnic or religious background we may be, remembering and reflecting what happened five years ago brings us together as a nation, city and family." - Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, asking that city's houses of worship stay open all day Monday for people to reflect and remember.

"We stand here today with pride because of heroism." - Hamilton Peterson, whose father and stepmother died aboard hijacked United Airlines Flight 93, where passengers are believed to have stormed the cockpit before it crashed near Shanksville, Pa.

Source: Associated Press