President Obama Dedicates 9/11 Museum

Museum highlights the heroic, triumphant and unstoppable courage of Americans in the face of terror.
2:05 | 05/15/14

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Today there was a solemn celebration of healing. There at the 9/11 memorial museum right here in New York dedicated by President Obama who reminded the nation that nothing not even an act of terror. Can break us and ABC's David -- is here tonight Davis. Diane we were down -- this morning as you know very somber morning the president was there to honor those who were lost those who survived and the heroes to define our country. To this day. He's with a time lapse images of -- -- -- schoolwork. -- and veteran with a Twin Towers once stood out there are reduced to reflecting pools and tonight right there in the center -- new 9/11 museum. Standing here today some seven stories beneath ground the president. He stopped -- -- big -- to fire truck from ladder three on a brief captain who called from the 35 floor of the north tower that. Day Israeli commander told you didn't know I would try to get up. The president was here to honor the heroes that day he spoke with a group of injured office workers huddled in the wreckage of the 78 -- of the south tower. He thought there was no way out. And then there came -- Boortz. A young man. -- -- Strong. Emerged from the smoke him. Over his nose in his mouth he wore red handkerchief. That young man would help carry the wounded dumped seventeen flights of stairs going back up to do it over and over again. They didn't know his name. But they moon. Their lives have been saved. The man and the red -- that. All these years later their -- mother standing there in the paint. When facade one of the women he saved. It is our greatest hope that when people come here. And -- -- this red -- They will remember how people helped each other that day. This is the true legacy of September 11. They're true legacy as she says the museum now open to the families the survivors it will be open to the public Diana's you know. Later this month narrative here -- some extent.

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