Heroes of 2001
We do not shirk our duty. We do not flee from danger. And we do not forget our heroes. Much has changed since that day in September. Some of us may be tempted to trust a little less. Don't. Rather, I encourage you to look to the example of the heroes of 2001, and instead to trust a little more.
And I promise you today, we will not allow the mail-a basic service provided by our government to its people-to be taken hostage by shadowy enemies.
We will continue to do everything possible to protect this vital symbol of American commerce and freedom. And we will continue to do everything possible to protect our employees and all the American people."
- John E. Potter, Postmaster General of the United States, in remarks at the first day of issue ceremony in 2002.
Click here for a 9-11 tribute honoring the New York City firefighters who died on September 11th, 2001.