Hochul Honors 20th Anniversary Of End Of Ground Zero Recovery Operations

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NEW YORK, N.Y. (WENY) – Governor Kathy Hochul commemorated of the 20th anniversary of the formal end of recovery operations at Ground Zero in Manhattan.

In her speech, Hochul thanked the NYPD, FDNY, and the Port Authority for their service.

Emergency responders worked for 260 days to help find and recover victims of the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City.

Hochul said that visitors and residents who visit Ground Zero should understand not just the historical significance, but to honor the lives lost. She also added that New York City has won and not the terrorists.

And by our strength and determination to bring this city back, we demonstrated no, they did not win,” Hochul said. “We won and we’ll continue to win the fight against terrorism, whether it’s domestic or foreign terrorism. That is our message here today.”

Hochul also gave special thanks to Alice Greenwald, President and CEO of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.


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