NY Mayor Bloomberg says stop calling it 'Ground Zero,' time to move on
- 9/7/11, "'Don't call it Ground Zero anymore': New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg urges Americans to move past the moniker linked to twin towers' destruction," UK Daily Mail
'We will never forget the devastation of the area that came to be known as ground zero. Never. But the time has come to call those 16 acres what they are: The World Trade Center and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum,' Bloomberg said in a speech on the rebuilding of lower Manhattan.
Ground Zero originated as a term to describe the site of a nuclear explosion and later was used to refer to the point of any dramatic or violent event.
New Yorkers started calling the World Trade Center site Ground Zero shortly after suicide hijackers destroyed the twin towers and killed nearly 3,000 people....
The memorial and the 9/11 Museum are scheduled to open on Sunday on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks."
Comments to Daily Mail article
- "Sorry, Mayor, we'll call it whatever we want. Stop with the speech patrol! That's how people identify things: with words. For those of us who can't forget, Ground Zero will be remembered as such."...Laura"
- "Ground Zero, Ground Zero, Ground Zero, Ground Zero, Ground Zero. I am sorry, but I hate it when a Politician tries to tell me what to "Say" ....RuckusRuckus"
- "Thats like trying to call the bombing of Coventry and London during the Blitz "Urban Renewal"...Hooter"
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