COVID-19: NYC Quote of the Day 2020-09-11

Thursday, September 10, 2020, NYC Mayor de Blasio - The Heroes of 19 Years Ago, the New Generation of Heroes Today

Because of 9/11, there will not be one of these press conferences tomorrow, we'll be focused on remembering the folks we lost. But it's also another moment to say, think back to that generation of New Yorkers, think back to those heroes, think back to the compassion of everyday New Yorkers in that moment of crisis. People all over this country and all over this world watched, and they were in awe of New York City. There was incredible feeling for New York City. There was respect. And people grieved with us, but they also admired New York City in that moment of crisis. And now we find ourselves in a new and different crisis. And once again, people all over this country, people all over this world, are looking at this city with tremendous awe.

How has a city that was the epicenter of the crisis now become one of the safest places in the entire country? It is because of you, and you are doing as that 9/11 generation did. You're showing that strength, that resiliency, that feeling for your fellow New Yorker, that compassion, you're doing something. And it is day after day after day, our calling to overcome this disease and bring this city back to its fullest potential. We look at the heroes of 19 years ago and today a new generation of heroes is bringing this city forward.
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