We commemorate the anniversary of the terrible, murderous attacks on our country nine years ago today. It is not a day for partisan shouting, it is not a day to make political points. And this day does not "belong" to any one party or person. It is an American commemoration. It is a day to reflect on the dead and to resolve that the vicious fanaticism that killed them will never be allowed to prevail. And it is a day to resolve something else: that America will never let the terrorists force us to abandon our freedoms, our rule of law, or our highest ideals.