What The American People Is
I hope you take enormous pride in the accomplishments of this department. And I hope you know the American people is grateful for your service.
The events of September the 11th, 2001 demonstrated the threats of a new era. I say “new” because we found that oceans which separate us from separate — different continents no longer separate us from danger.
Lessons On September 11th
In other words, there’s some serious lessons on September the 11th that it’s important for all Americans to remember.
That Is Inconvenient Thought
At this moment, somewhere in the world, a terrorist is planning an attack on us. I know that’s inconvenient thought for some, but it is the truth.
Even all these steps — with even all these steps, we know that a free society — there’s no such thing as perfect security.
No, You Haven’t
We’ve helped establish mutual aid agreements within states, and strengthened the Emergency Management Assistant [sic] Compact among states — so that when communities need help from their neighbors, the right assistance will get to the right people at the right time.
Imporvement Despite Their Efforts
Despite these efforts, today FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security — because of these efforts, FEMA and Homeland Security are better prepared.