Many reflect on bin Laden's death at local 9/11 memorial

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by Steve Bodinet

azfamily.com

Posted on May 2, 2011 at 2:19 PM

Updated Monday, May 2 at 5:23 PM

PHOENIX – It's a good day for New Yorkers, it's a good day for Americans," said Micki Parsons as she paced back and forth at the 9/11 memorial at the Arizona State Capitol Monday morning. 

Parsons, who says she lost both relatives and friends in the deadly attacks on the World Trade Center twin towers on Sept. 1, 2001, is elated at the killing of the mastermind of that terrorist attack, Osama bin Laden. 

As she unfolded a small American flag, she wanted the world to know that if you attack the United States, "We'll get you."

Joseph Manny also felt the need to visit "his favorite" memorial Monday and "soak it up" as he talked about bin Laden's death at the hands of Navy SEALs. 

He said he feels as if he's floating because of the terrorist's death and wanted others to know that it was a great day for America.

There's been a steady stream of visitors to the 9/11 memorial by those feeling the need to pay tribute to the more than 3,000 people, including more than 300 firefighters, killed almost 11 years ago now that the man behind that attack is dead. 

Most 3TV talked to also added a warning that even though bin Laden is dead, the threat to America is not.



 

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