11 September, 2003
New York, 11/09/2003 (ANA/P. Panagiotou)
''September 11 is henceforth a day of memory and recollection,'' New York Governor George E. Pataki said on Wednesday in statements to the Athens News Agency.
''We will never forget the people who were lost, the tremendous personal sacrifices and the countless acts of heroism which will always remind us of September 11, 2001 as the day the world changed for ever,'' Pataki said, adding that ''these heroes will always be in the hearts and minds of the citizens, not only of the state of New York, but also of all the world.''
To a question by the ANA on what has changed in New York, the Governor said ''the New Yorkers have shown incredible psychological strength, as well as the ability to be united in front of a tragedy.''
Pataki expressed his admiration ''for the creativity of the Greek element of New York and its important contribution in the development and progress of our state.''
Concluding, Governor Pataki said ''all must know that New York is open to all, but it will never surrender its freedom and will not yield to any provocations and threats.''
Source: Athens News Agency