Obama visits firehouse that lost 15 members on 9/11
President Barack Obama made a special visit to a Manhattan firehouse today that lost 15 members on Sept. 11.
Before the president's wreath-laying ceremony at Ground Zero, he headed to Engine 54, also known as the "Pride of Midtown," with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. The firehouse lost more men than any other in the attacks, leaving 28 children without their fathers.
Obama spoke with officers there saying, "I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart and on behalf of the American people for the sacrifices that you make every single day."
The president also took the time to sit down and eat lunch with the firefighters.
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National September 11 Memorial and Museum