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Obama pays tribute to 9/11 victims as National September 11 Memorial Museum opens

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Washington – The National September 11 Memorial Museum, which was in the making for more than a decade, was dedicated in New York City.

President Barack Obama paid tribute to the victims of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, as the museum and memorial opened in the footprints of the World Trade Center.

According to Politico, the museum sits at the base of the fallen twin towers, next to an outdoor memorial.

As Obama addressed a crowd that included a former president, as well as current and former governors and mayors from New York and New Jersey, he said the memorial serves ‘to reaffirm the true spirit of 9/11: love, compassion, sacrifice and to enshrine it forever in the heart of our nation’.

He added the memorial tells the story, so that generations yet unborn will never forget.

Obama said no act of terror can match the strength or the character of America, adding ‘those we lost live on in us. In the families who love them still. In the friends who remember them always.’

Speaking after he toured the museum with First Lady Michelle Obama, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the president offered a hint of his emotional response to the site, the report added.

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