September 11th anniversary: Pataki, Giuliani reunite with NYPD, FDNY officials for 1st time

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Former New York Governor George Pataki and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani reunited with NYPD and FDNY officials for the first time since the September 11 attacks.

Joining them were former-Deputy Mayor Rudy Washington, who was responsible for the city's recovery efforts at the time and who is suffering with a respiratory illness caused by the plume of pollution at Ground Zero.

The government, law enforcement, and emergency services officials that led New York through the City's darkest hours offered details about the heroic efforts to save lives at the World Trade Center, as well as the massive recovery effort that brought emergency crews from across the nation to Ground Zero.

Officials discussed how the NYPD counterterrorism unit has changed in the wake of 9/11 and how FDNY and emergency services treats disasters and acts of terrorism.

They also described the effects of 9/11 and how it relates to today in the war on terrorism.

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