Tuesday, September 15, 2009
This globe was recovered from the ruins of the World Trade Center buildings and is placed here at Battery Park as a monument for the strength in the American spirit.
"Terrorist attacks can shake the foundation of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.
Today, our nation saw evil, the very worst of human nature, and we responded with the best of America, with the daring of our rescue workers, with the caring for strangers and neighbors who came to give blood and help in any way they could." President George W. Bush's address to the nation on Tuesday night, September 11, 2001.