June 8, 2009

Teardrop Memorial

Thanks to Sevens member Scott Elzey for sending along the story of the Russian Teardrop 9/11 Memorial in New Jersey.  The memorial was dedicated on September 11, 2006 and stands across the harbor from where the Twin Towers once stood.

On September 11, 2006, the 100-foot monument, "To the Struggle Against World Terrorism," is unveiled at a dedication ceremony featuring former President Clinton, Governor Corzine, Senators Menendez and Lautenberg and other dignitaries. The monument was created and donated by artist Zurab Tsereteli and the people of Russia to memorialize the victims of the Sept. 11 and the 1993 World Trade Center attacks. The memorial is the centerpiece of Harbor View Park located on the northeast corner of The Peninsula. Two weeks after the dedication ceremony, the first mile of greenway on The Peninsula is open to the public for the first time in a generation. The community is invited for a celebration and tour.

Sometimes, good stories just don't make it out across the country for years... strange.

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