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Former New York Stock Exchange Chairman and CEO Dick Grasso spoke of his patriotism and confidence in the market ahead of its reopening six days after the 9/11 attacks on “Cavuto: Live” on Saturday, noting the timing aside partisanship to symbolize that “America always rises in the darkest hours.”
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DICK GRASSO: As [former] Governor Pataki said earlier, America always rises in the darkest hours. This opening bell was rung more like a symbol that the american economy, that America as we know it would never succumb to terrorism. Three thousand people, almost 3,000, died, were killed that day, and that opening bell rang by the best and bravest cops and firefighters in New York who ran into those buildings, it was a tribute to say to the terrorists: you have destroyed billions of property, taken nearly 3,000 lives, but America will rise up and you have failed. That was what it was about.
I was so proud that we weren’t Democrats, we weren’t Republicans, we weren’t Goldman Sachs or Merrill Lynch. We were all Americans. We have come together and we have done so in honor and in memory of those who were killed that day.
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