"Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, gave a speech at the Pentagon on the first anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Secretary Rumsfeld said 'But we must not forget what happened here. Dedicated men and women came here on a clear September morning to serve their country, and then, in an instant were taken from us. We gather today to remember them, but we're here for another purpose as well; to mark that first anniversary of a day that will be remembered by history and commemorated by successive generations so long as we remain free people. For a battle was joined on that day, a battle still unfolding between a nation of free people and forces that seek to plunge that nation and, indeed, the free world into the darkness of tyranny and terror. We assemble today to ask what has been accomplished in the name of those who died and on behalf of those who lived."