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Biden visits 9/11 memorial in NYC on Veterans Day

Friday - 11/11/2011, 6:51pm  ET

NEW YORK - Vice President Joe Biden has paid a visit to the Sept. 11 memorial during a visit to New York City, where he is expected to mark Veterans Day.

Biden stopped at the north reflecting pool of the memorial Friday, accompanied by NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly. He walked to two sides of the pool and sought out the name of a Delaware victim. He said the memorial was impressive.

Biden and his wife are expected at the unveiling of a 16-foot-tall bronze statue later in the evening.

The statue is of a soldier on horseback and was cast by artist Douwe Blumberg.

The piece is getting a temporary home in lower Manhattan at One World Financial Center. Its permanent home will be at the World Trade Center site.


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