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 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.