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We must never cede our say in the outcome of our own future. We must continue to show the world that America remains strong and resilient — because we are. Eleven years later, we are. With America’s global leadership, we always will be.

Tom Ridge served as a Republican governor of Pennsylvania and the first secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He is president and CEO of Ridge Global and honorary co-chairman of the Flight 93 National Memorial Campaign.