Flags, Foreign Dignitaries Pay Tribute to International 9/11 Victims

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U.S. Permanent Representative to the U.N. Samantha Power views the Last Column in the museum. Surrounding her are flags to honor the individuals from more than 90 countries who died on 9/11. (Photo: Jin Lee)

Several foreign dignitaries recently visited the 9/11 Memorial Museum as they arrived in the United States for the 69th session of the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly. The 9/11 Memorial Museum also brought international flags into Foundation Hall to represent the individuals from more than 90 nations who died in the attacks.

Among the visitors to the Museum were Samantha Power, U.S. permanent representative to the U.N. and a member of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet, and India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who placed roses on the names of 9/11 victims who were born in India and then laid a wreath at the Survivor Tree on Saturday morning. He was also given a tour of the museum by 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels.

Other guests included European Union President José Manuel Barroso, President of the Slovak Republic Andrej Kiska, Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili and President of Hungary János Áder.

By Jordan Friedman, 9/11 Memorial Research and Digital Projects Associate

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