Throughout America, and particularly in New York, news of the elimination of Osama Bin Laden has been welcomed. The thoughts of political and community leaders have ranged from the congratulatory to the cautious. A few follow…
Congressman Jerrold Nadler, in whose district the World Trade center is located, commented that “President Obama’s announcement of the death of Osama bin Laden is important and long-awaited news. Bin Laden, one of the most evil men in history, was responsible for murdering thousands of Americans and tearing an awful hole in the heart of my district on September 11, 2001. Now he is finally dead.”
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in remarks made at “Ground Zero,” spoke of the “solemn commitment to always remember in our hearts and minds all those we lost.” He spoke of the opening of the National September 11th Memorial” as a powerful and permanent place of reflection and remembrance.
“It is our obligation to ensure that the story of 9/11 is never forgotten,” said the Mayor...
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