Governor Malloy said it was a somber and understated moment to join President Barack Obama in a wreath-laying ceremony at ground zero in New York City to mark the death of Osama bin Laden.
Marking Osama bin Laden’s death where the terrorist inflicted his greatest damage, President Barack Obama soberly laid a wreath Thursday at New York’s ground zero and declared to the city and the world, “When we say we will never forget, we mean what we say.”
The president met privately at the memorial site with about 60 family members from various 9/11 organizations. He also visited the firefighters and police officers whose response to the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, turned them into heroes and symbols of national resolve, but also cost them heavy casualties on that horrific day.
Mister Obama invited Malloy to Thursday’s event, four days after a clandestine team of U.S. Navy SEALs shot the mastermind of the Sept.11, 2001, attacks.
More than 150 people with ties to Connecticut were killed in New York, the Pentagon and on the airliners that were used as weapons by the terrorists.
Malloy said he was called because so many Connecticut residents were killed in the attacks.