Osama Bin Laden Dead: New Yorkers React At Ground Zero (PHOTOS, QUOTES)
A sudden outpouring of New Yorkers made their way from around the city late Sunday night, celebrating jubilantly after President Obama announced that al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden was killed in a military operation.
Subways and cabs let out a steady stream of flag-carrying New Yorkers, as chants of “USA, USA” broke out before turning to group renditions of “God Bless America” and other patriotic songs. Homemade placards broke the night sky, while more daring partiers climbed light poles and traffic lights to lead cheers. A number of military veterans were on hand, too, soaking in the event as a sort of makeshift victorious homecoming.
“I guess we never had any sort of victory parade or anything, but we all came back, so maybe this is as close as we’ll ever get to maybe calling something victory,” said Navy veteran Adam Kuehne.