NEW YORK (AP) - A woman who was rescued from the World Trade Center on 9/11 says it was "very hard" for her to return to the site today -- but that she wanted to be there to thank the parents of the man who rescued her.
Ling Young spoke alongside Alison Crowther, whose son, Welles, was a World Trade Center worker and former volunteer firefighter. He led other workers to safety from the south tower, and then died in the tower's collapse. His mother was among those gathered today for the dedication of the new September 11th museum.
President Barack Obama said at the ceremony that the new museum enshrines the love, compassion and sacrifice that he calls "the true spirit of 9/11."
The museum commemorates the 2001 terrorist attack as well as the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. It opens to the public on May 21.
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