11/11/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

President Obama On 9/11 Anniversary: Every Year On This Day, We Are All New Yorkers

Eight years ago, on an ordinary Tuesday morning, nearly 3,000 lives were lost in the deadliest attack on American soil in our history.

It was an event that forever changed the life of this city. And it was a tragedy that will be forever seared in the consciousness of our nation.

Every year on this day, we are all New Yorkers.

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