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Israel’s Memorial to 9/11
September 6, 2018
Who would think that Israel might build a memorial to an event that rocked the USA back on September 11, 2001? But they did, and it is an amazing gesture of friendship between our two countries.
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 services
And commemoration services
A powerful memorial from a powerful ally
GOD PROTECT THE USA AND IT’S ALLIES.
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