While many people sat in front of their TVs and radios and computers to absorb the news of the killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. Special Forces troops, a large group of students at SUNY Oswego took to the campus quad to celebrate the news.
A video from a student who participated in the rally documented a patriotic moment:
U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer issued a statement not long after the news was announced:
“This is a thunderous strike for justice for the thousands of my fellow New Yorkers — and citizens from all over the world — who were murdered on 9/11. It took close to ten years, but the world’s most wanted terrorist has finally met his deserved fate. New York’s heart is still broken from the tragedy of 9/11, but this at least brings some measure of closure and consolation to the victims and their families.
“This is a massive accomplishment for the countless military and intelligence personnel who have been urgently dedicated to this task for the past decade. Because Bin Laden’s evil dogma has poisoned the minds of so many others, we cannot let up in the war on terror. This successful mission sends a definitive message to those who would test the resolve of the people of the United States of America: do not doubt our resolve; if you do us harm, we will find you, we will mete out justice, and we will prevail.”