President Obama speaks at the opening of 9/11 Museum in New York

President Obama speaks at the opening of 9/11 Museum in New York

A haunting memorial

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The long-delayed National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York has been brought to the spotlight this week, before it opens to the public on May 21

President Obama spoke at the opening ceremony of the long-delayed National September 11 Memorial Museum on Thursday evening in New York, telling the audience about how the city will hold the memory of those killed in the 2001 terrorist attacks.

The dedication by the US President at the ceremony in New York was attended by current and former politicians, including former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; former New York Mayors Michael Bloomberg and Rudolph Giuliani; current Mayor Bill de Blasio; and Govs. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Andrew Cuomo of New York.

"Like the great wall and bedrock that embrace us today, nothing can ever break us. Nothing can change who we are as Americans," Obama said.

The museum, scheduled to open on May 21 and features artifacts from the 2001 attacks, including fragments of the airplanes used to take down the Twin Towers. The museum was designed by the architecture firm Snohetta and is located on the 'Ground Zero' site.

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