As a result of Osama Bin Laden’s death on Sunday May 1, 2011, feelings across the United States are very mixed; for instance, New York, (considering 9-11). President Barack Obama visited Manhattan, NY on May 5, 2011. He traveled to the Manhattan fire-house, Engine 54, Ladder 4, Battalion 9. Also, Obama never mentioned Bin Laden’s name when talking to the firemen and other 9-11 victims.
“When we say we will never forget, we will never forget.”
Obama hopes the news of Osama’s death brings comfort to America and especially to the firefighters of Engine 54. Obama once again thanked the men and viewed a bronze memorial plaque commemorating the firefighters lost on September 11, 2001.
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani joined Obama at the station to talk to the firemen. Later on, Obama traveled to Ground Zero and visited with 9-11 victims’ families and laid a wreath.
The days after Osama’s death was said to be a moment of justice for New York. A new building is being built where the two towers used to stand at Ground Zero. The skyscraper, which will be known as the Freedom Tower is more than 60 stories high now. It also includes gigantic fountains and pools which reflect the building.
“I feel happy for my country,” states Ashley Sanchez, a junior at new Dorp High School. “Finally justice has been served.”Tweet