NYC Mayor Bloomberg says that religious leaders have no place in the ceremonies commemorating the 9/11 attacks. After all, its not like the terrorists who committed this heinous act were doing it under the guise of their religion!
He also does not have room for many of the First Responders. After all, they only risked all on that beautiful Tuesday morning, and lost much on that day. Many are suffering today the perils that they faced that day.
Now, just days before the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Bloomberg says we must get past the tagged name for the site where the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center– Ground Zero.
(Reuters) – People should stop calling the site of the September 11 attacks “Ground Zero,” New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Tuesday, urging Americans to move past a term long linked with the World Trade Center’s twin towers destruction.
“We will never forget the devastation of the area that came to be known as ground zero. Never. But the time has come to call those 16 acres what they are: The World Trade Center and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum,” Bloomberg said in a speech on the rebuilding of lower Manhattan.
Ground Zero originated as a term to describe the site of a nuclear explosion and later was used to refer to the point of any dramatic or violent event.