No further words were necessary as Americans rejoiced over the death of Osama bin Laden by chanting the name of the country he failed to destroy.
The scene outside the White House moments after the word of bin Laden's death was elating and joyous.
It was 10:45 p.m. EST and the tension was almost unbearable.
When the President broke the news that bin Laden had been killed, people flocked to the White House gates. Among them was actor David Arquette: "We're celebrating because it's the death of a man who's done horrible things."
It was the same scene at New York's Times Square and at Ground Zero. And down in New York's subway, riders broke out in song.
WWE's wrestler John Cena broke the news to a crowd in Tampa, Florida.
At Citizen's Bank Park in Philadelphia, the Phillies were playing the New York Mets when suddenly the fans reacted to the news of bin Laden's death. The fans chanted "USA! USA!"
The big news was on every talk show.
Ironically, the death of bin Laden happened 66 years to the day after the death of Adolf Hitler.
At Ground Zero in lower Manhattan, the celebration is tempered with sadness. Bin Laden is gone, but his death won't bring back the 3,000 innocent people who died here nearly ten years ago.
Nobody will forget the leadership of New York City's mayor Rudolph Giuliani on 9-11. It is fitting that he would return on this day, and he told INSIDE EDITION: "I feel a sense of elation and satisfaction that this was accomplished."