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9/11 Church to be Rebuilt

October 14, 2011

9/11 Church to be Rebuilt 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press@DemosforCongress.com

Brookhaven, NY- George Demos, the Conservative Republican candidate for US Congress in New York's First District, who helped lead the effort to bring national attention to the plight of the 9/11 Church today praised Governor Cuomo for fulfilling Governor Pataki's pledge to rebuild the only house of worship destroyed on September 11th.  

George Demos said,

"Fifteen months ago when the ember of hope to rebuild St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church was nearly extinguished and our nation was embroiled in a controversy about the propriety of a Mosque at Ground Zero, we stood up and let the nation know that it was our obligation to rebuild the only house of worship destroyed on September 11th.  

What started as a quiet voice in the wilderness, grew to national television appearances and a press conference with Governor Pataki, to a national call to honor America and the victims of that tragic day by rebuilding the Church.  Most importantly, I am proud of all of those who joined the tireless fight to break through the bureaucracy.  Together we have succeeded in relighting the candle of hope.

Sadly the breakthrough only came after the Port Authority's Director Christopher Ward, who had been maliciously blocking the rebuilding of the Church, was forced to resign.

Ten years ago, Governor Pataki walked amongst the smoldering ruins and made a heartfelt pledge that the humble Church that stood against those mighty towers would rise again.  Today Governor Cuomo has stood tall in ensuring this happened.  To both Governors Cuomo and Pataki, and to state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, our nation owes a debt of gratitude.

Generations from now, Americans will read history books about the brave and heroic acts of September 11th and now they will also look back with pride that our nation stood up and defended our Judeo-Christian values.  I am proud of those who joined us and you have my pledge that I will always continue to fight for our values."

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