Obama honors 9/11 victims, rescuers

Posted: May 16, 2014 at 3:43 a.m.

President Barack Obama greets Ling Young (left) and Alison Crowther during the dedication ceremony Thursday at the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York. Crowther’s son, Welles, saved Young’s life during the collapse of the twin towers, but died himself.

President Barack Obama on Thursday dedicated the long-awaited museum commemorating the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, with a mournful elegy to the victims, a stirring tribute to the heroes and a firm resolve to never let terrorists shatter the spirit of America.

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