Speaking at the ceremony, Alice M. Greenwald, the Museum’s President and CEO, said, “Your presence here is a powerful demonstration of global solidarity with the victims of 9/11 and their families, indeed with all victims of terrorism. Standing here today, you affirm the imperative of remembrance and underscore the obligation of our shared humanity – recognizing that the human impacts of terrorism and extreme violence are universal and collectively acknowledging the absolute illegitimacy of terrorism as a response to political grievance.”
The ceremony included a minute of silence and concluded with Under-Secretary-General Voronkov and Spain's Foreign Minister Albares Bueno laying wreaths in memory of 9/11 victims and terrorism victims around the globe.
Throughout the rest of the week, numerous other Heads of State visited the Memorial and Museum to pay their respects, including Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Sweden; Marcelo Rebela De Sousa, President of Portugal; Ireland’s Taoiseach Micheál Martin; and Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of the Ukraine.
By 9/11 Memorial Staff