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WASHINGTON - "In these years America had shown to be strong and to not be scared: many things had changed, but not our character as a nation, our faith in God and in ourselves." Barack Obama, at the end of the commemoration of the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001, in his speech at the Kennedy Center raises the patriotic values, sending a message of hope and unity all over the Country.
"The Bible tells us that the crying can last all night, but the morning is a comet with joy. In these ten years - says Obama - we have known wars, recession, and political divisions. Nobody will give back the people lost that day and in the wars that came after. But today it’s important to remember what has not changed: our belief in America, the ideal that men and women can govern themselves, that men are created equal and all deserve the same freedom. That faith, in spite of difficult trials, is stronger today. "
The point on which the President wanted to focus is the claim of the democratic character of the reaction of the American people, after years of wounds because of the "war of terror" decided by his predecessor George W. Bush: "We were able to defend successfully our way of life: the debate between peace and war, between civil freedoms and security has been fierce. But just in the way we were able to solve it in a way that honors our values, there is all our strength.” Obama proudly claims the ability that America has proven to go forward, according to its principles: "Our people have more freedom to express their opinions, our souls continue to find peace in the churches and in synagogues, such as in mosques. During these years - added Obama - the bonds between all Americans have become stronger, we were not victims of suspicion and mistrust. Immigrants continue to come from all over the world , and in all of our schools, our jobs, live people of all races and religions. "
"Americans of tomorrow, in a few decades - he concluded - seeing the memorial opening today, will know that nothing can break the will of the United States of America: they will remember that we beat slavery, civil war, fascism, recession and riots, communism and even terrorism. People will say even to them that they are not perfect, but our democracy, although imperfect, it is stable. "
Valentina Blonda, Marinella Spinelli