Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Israel's Monument To 9/11

This is Israel's memorial to 9/11.
It is called the 9/11 Living Memorial Plaza
Completed in 2009 for $2 million, it sits on 5 acres of hillside,
20 miles from the center of Jerusalem.


The  memorial is a 30-foot, bronze American flag.

That  forms the shape of a flame to commemorate 
the flames of the Twin Towers.

The  base of the monument is made of melted steel from the 
wreckage of the World Trade Center.

And  includes this engraving in Hebrew and English.

“This metal remnant was taken from the remains of the Twin Towers, 
that imploded on September 11th disaster.  It was sent over to Israel 
by the City of New York to be incorporated in this memorial.  This metal 
piece, like the entire monument, is a manifestation of the special 
relationship between New York and Jerusalem.”

Surrounding the monument are plaques with the names of the victims of 9/11.

It  is the only memorial outside the U.S. that includes the names of all who 
perished in the terrorist attacks.

  Including  5 Israeli  citizens.


The  site solemnly overlooks Jerusalem’s largest  cemetery, Har HaMenuchot. 


The  monument is often used for memorial and commemoration services.

 A powerful memorial  from a powerful ally.

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