|9-11 Memorial Cross Forged Of Stainless Steel Makes Its Way Across The Nation|
by Mark McElrath
This cross was moved to a prominent location above the smoldering pit and was draped in the American flag and as rescue efforts became recovery, the remains of victims were brought before this cross for a moment of prayer before being taken on to the makeshift morgue. This cross remained a point of prayer and refreshment for the workers who were tasked with their unfathomable responsibility. On it, they inscribed their names, wrote prayer petitions and reflections.
Later, the cross was relocated from the rubble to a pedestal at the corner of Liberty and Church streets. And later still, when reconstruction efforts required this space, the cross was moved to St. Peter’s church, which is directly across the street from Ground Zero, and placed on the Church Street side of the property, directly facing the site of the 9-11 attacks. Here it has stood since October 2006, until such time as its permanent home at the September 11th Memorial and Museum is prepared to accept it. That time is quickly approaching...