German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Ground Zero in New York to pay tribute to the victims of the September 11th attacks. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday (September 26) visited Ground Zero to pay tribute to the victims of 9/11. She took a moment to pay her respects in front of a memorial wreath next to the Survivor Tree by the South Reflecting Pool during her visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City. The Survivor Tree is a callery pear tree that survived the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. Ground Zero marks the spot where the Twin Towers were toppled by two hijacked airliners that day. Hijackers crashed two other commercial jets into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia and into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the attacks. Merkel is in New York for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals summit.