`The war on terror will not have a definitive end, former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge told about 200 people gathered Thursday night for Mercer University’s Executive Forum.
“We’re not going to have a ‘VT Day’ over terrorism because terrorism has been around for centuries,” Ridge said.
But that does not mean the United States will be defeated, he said.
“We’ll prevail for one basic reason,” said the former two-term governor of Pennsylvania. “Because America is an idea, not a place. And that idea is freedom.”‘