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Names at Shanksville which is the tradition that is -- that all.
-- of the sites of September 11 where those planes went down we remember the forty people who died the crew members aboard that plane.
As those heroes.
Tried to overtake the hijackers once they realized what was happening.
And they heard from their loved ones what they had already seen on the ground at Todd Beamer among them we remember his words let's roll.
As all of that effort.
Got under way on that plane.
And we go back to New York now where you see the scene as they continue to read the names -- governor protect him always struck by how long it takes to read the names and how many of them.
There are and how many families continue to -- all these years later.
There are so -- -- and one of the important things is to not get caught up in numbers because each of those names represents a life.
An individual many of them true heroes on September 11 them before 343.
Firefighters 47 Port Authority place.
And what we're doing here at ground zero is not just having those names permanently etched at.
The scene of this horrible attack but we're also going to tell those individual stories in the -- -- That it will be constructed here so.
It's important that we remember not just on September 11 but that we teach future generations every day.
That people show them the freedoms that too many Americans took for granted before those terrible attacks.
Governor we're looking at video view on that day and that -- is that followed walking around ground zero.
What do you remember about your own actions -- you know your reaction when you started to understand what was happening in the state that you govern.
In our -- Like everyone at first that was happened this be happening and then.
When the second plane hit you knew we were under attack and at that point.
It's something I don't think any of us that ever experienced before but you really have to almost set aside emotion.
Because when your leaders you have to get things done.
And we begin immediately and I have to just say that the city the state the federal government.
Just ordinary citizens everyone came together.
In a way that was truly inspirational on one of the sad things eleven years later is that that sense that you.
Common identity -- American since freedom had been attacked.
Is something we don't see now and I think we have to struggle and work to try to re playing that because for whatever superficially seems to divide us.
We lost -- Americans we all share so much we all wish for a better future for every one of us and for this.
Today's vote in the -- -- the nice move in the days again and here we are now and years down the road eleven of them behind us but yet.
Perhaps the infighting continues at this site behind you.
A year ago we were promised that the museum would be open this year and that has not happened.
And now it's projected perhaps a year or two down the road from now and I think for people living.
Outside of New York as they look at that -- I think why can't just get it done.
And internally here in new York and New Jersey and Connecticut you have to understand that there -- thousands and thousands of lives that have been changed forever.
And and they were all entitled to a share in its stake in what was to be built there and it wasn't so easy in the -- we're still working through that now -- we got.
It was difficult the -- three and it's not just technically difficult.
It's also emotionally difficult because this is sacred ground -- there -- a great many competing emotions and competing ideas that bill what we were able -- do.
Was set aside all the egos it wasn't about who got credit for what it was about getting it done.
And I have to say I am disappointed that for almost a year.
Construction on the museum just came to a halt and I'm reading today they're supposed to be an agreement.
I hope that people have come together and -- going to do the right thing for the people that's always what it's been about that's what it has to be about them.
Let us hope that from this point forward that's how things proceed.
Thank you governor George Pataki reflecting on this day.
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