Press Release

Gillibrand Statement on President Obama’s Visit to Ground Zero

May 5, 2011

New York, NY – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement today after President Obama’s visit to Ground Zero:


“I was inspired by the strength of the families who stood here today, thinking of their loved ones, knowing that the first chapter has closed and moving to the next chapter. The death of Osama bin Laden is a bittersweet moment for them, because the person who planned and perpetrated these attacks which resulted in the loss of their loved ones has been brought to justice. To have that measure of justice is extraordinarily meaningful. For all the men and women who serve our country, President Obama was really saying thank you, and I thought that was a very beautiful and poignant way to memorialize our heroes and the victims of 9-11.”