Remembering Those who Perished in the 9/11 Terror Attacks 758X530.
(photo credit: KKL-JNF)
for victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in New York.
The ceremony takes place annually at the 9/11 Living Memorial established by KKL-JNF in Jerusalem Park in memory of those who perished. The monument serves as an appeal for peace between the nations of the world.
The ceremony took place shortly after US President Obama’s declaration of intent to combat the ISIS, and Ambassador Shapiro commented on this in his speech: “We are still dealing with threats of terrorism in various different places. We shall work together with the countries of the world in order to cope with these threats. We shall remain strong and we shall not yield,” concluded the ambassador.
The memorial site was established five years ago with funds donated by the Blank family of New York, who are Friends of JNF USA, and the Bronka Stavsky Rabin Weintraub Trust. The impressive thirty-foot-high bronze sculpture, which was created by the Israeli artist Eliezer Weishoff, portrays the American flag folded into the shape of a memorial flame; a metal shard from the ruins of the Twin Towers is incorporated into the base of the monument, which overlooks a magnificent vista of the Jerusalem Hills and the Arazim Valley.
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