President Obama met with firefighters at the “Pride of Manhattan” Firehouse Thursday morning. The company lost 15 members as a result of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Obama thanked them for the courage they showed that day and said that he hoped that they in turn felt comforted by the willingness of the Navy SEALs who took “extraordinary risks” to eliminate Osama bin Laden earlier this week.
“What happened on Sunday, because of the courage of our military and the outstanding work of our intelligence, sent a message around the world, but also sent a message here back home that when we say we will never forget, we mean what we say; that our commitment to making sure that justice is done is something that transcended politics, transcended party; it didn’t matter which administration was in, it didn’t matter who was in charge, we were going to make sure that the perpetrators of that horrible act—that they received justice,” Obama said.
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