1:04 p.m.: Bush, speaking from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, says that all appropriate security measures are being taken, including putting the U.S. military on high alert worldwide. He asks for prayers for those killed or wounded in the attacks and says, "Make no mistake, the United States will hunt down and punish those responsible for these cowardly acts."
It wasn't until I saw this at the National Memorial Service that I knew the mourning was over. This is THE Battle Hymn of the Republic and it was being sung at a official, national event.
The world did not yet know it, but we're were going to war.