NEW YORK (AP) — Officials in New York City are inviting the public to sign steel beams that will be used in the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is opening the event on Wednesday at Battery Park in Lower Manhattan.
Participants also are invited to write “notes of hope” to be preserved in the museum.
Public invited to sign NY 9/11 memorial beams
The signings are being held on Wednesday and Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The project was taken to 25 states last year. Tens of thousands of people signed the beams and shared their reflections on 9/11 in “notes of hope.”
Add your name to steel beams that will be used in the construction of the Memorial & Museum. Steel beams traveled around the country through 25 states last year, gathering tens of thousands of signatures as part of the September 11 Tribute Exhibition. You will also have an opportunity to share your thoughts and reflections about 9/11 through “Notes of Hope.” These messages will be preserved in the Memorial Museum archives.
As you know sweet friends, I usually work at the Sept 11 Memorial and my view of the sorrow is from the inside looking out.
This year, I had a glimpse of what most see…from the outside in.
I felt the wounds intensely and realized even more so..how privileged I am and have been to be able to be a part of the Recovery of our dear Nation.
We spent the day at Ground Zero, but this year we also were among thousands in Battery Park to sign the special white steel beams with messages of hope and Faith.
Rituals and cermemonies of grief marked the seventh anniversary of Sept.11. Thousands paid tribute and children mourned parents they can barely remember.
Children I met 7 years ago.
We fell silent at 8:46, 9:03, 9:59 and 10:29 a.m. Do we dare forget the exact times when the Izlamic Jeehad had two hijacked jets slam into the World Trade Center and when the Twin Towers fell.
A giant crane, with an American flag hanging from a hook overlooks the anniversary ceremony from Ground Zero, reminding me why we persevere.
Saw The Emerald Society up close and personal. Love them:
People leaving signs of life at Ground Zero.
No, the terrorists have not won.
Made our way to Battery Park to sign the beams and salvage a glimpse of Lady Liberty:
Can you make out the Statue of Liberty behind your faithful servant?
The Sacred Beams:
Ended the day with smiles and big hugs from our favorite guys:
My favorite shot that I took:
We will find beauty always, sweet friends.
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