Saturday, May 13, 2006

The Cross Finds A New Home

The Cross at Ground Zero will most likely end up at World Trade Center Memorial Museum, the NY Daily News reported today.

It was originally feared that it would end up in storage at a hangar at Kennedy Airport, but the WTC Memorial Foundation has decided that it will be a part of the permanent memorial at the site.

All I can say is: Thank God.

The Cross is a symbol of hope that was found in the rubble of one of the fallen buildings just days after the terror attacks. It was a cross beam shaped in the symbol of a crucifix. It was immediately blessed by a chaplain at Ground Zero. It is very much like a phoenix rising from the ashes.

It has also been at the WTC site since it was found, and can clearly be seen as you walk up Church Street.

In October, the Cross will be moved temporarily to the front of St. Peter's Church at Church and Barclay Streets, just one block north of the site. It will be moved back before the memorial's scheduled opening on September 11, 2009.

Finally a correct decision was made at Ground Zero. Let's hope there's more to come.

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