We come from many different faiths -- Jewish, Christian, Muslim. But we are all Americans. And as Americans, when we are tested, we close ranks and stand shoulder to shoulder. By the grace of God, we will renew our national purpose under God.
Terror and tragedy touched every American today. In Michigan, we grieve for the victims and pray for them and their families. We also pray for the firefighters, police officers, National Guard and other public safety personnel who are aiding in the rescue effort.
Thank you, Bill (McCormick) for that wonderful introduction. I am pleased to be here on the eve of the election here in Detroit. Tomorrow, voters choose a new mayor and city council.