NY1's Bobby Cuza visited Jon in Boonton, New Jersey the other day to get a glimpse of the final behind-the-scenes preparatory work - and brings his story to the world wide web! Check it out below.
Also, Dan Brekke of Indy Metal Etching offers his personal account of our visit to Elkhart, Indiana here. Dan is leading the Book of Names project, a moving and poignant addition to the cross memorializing each of the 2,997 people who were lost on September 11th.
Jon has his sights set on July 14th as a take-off date for the penultimate phase of the journey. For ten days the cross will travel down the eastern seaboard to make a return to Washington, DC before heading north again, possibly reaching as far as Boston but we all know well by now the possibility of the road tossing us a surprise or two.
We plan to be in New York on July 23rd, when the original I-beam cross from the WTC rubble will be moved from St. Peter's Church back to ground zero and the site of the coming September 11th Museum and Memorial. The installation and unveiling of Jon's cross is slated for 6pm on August 11th - keep a close watch on this and get yourself and everyone around you down to St. Peter's on Barclay & Church Streets to witness this very special event and meet the artist behind the journey.
And now... Check out Jon's appearance on NY1 right here!