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National September 11 memorial dedication today

NEW YORK  – Today’s dedication ceremony for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center will be a somber and emotional event for most Americans, but in particular, the families of the more than 3,000 who died on September 11, 2011.  Among those attending will be President Barack Obama.

Yesterday, Obama turned his attention to another issue: the need to maintain the nation’s essential infrastructure. 

“I want the United States to be first in terms of infrastructure,” Obama told an audience on the banks of the Hudson River in Tarrytown on Wednesday.  “First-class infrastructure attracts first-class jobs.”

He said the new Tappan Zee Bridge is being built on a fast track, being permitted in a lot quicker time, meaning more jobs sooner while meeting all environmental concerns.

The President announced 11 additional infrastructure projects to be fast-tracked.