Jerusalem's 9/11 Living Memorial Plaza

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The cenotaph measures 30 feet and is made of granite, bronze and aluminum. It takes the form of an American flag, waving and transforming into a flame at the tip. A piece of melted metal from the ruins of the Twin Towers forms part of the base on which the monument rests. A glass pane over the metal facilitates viewing. The names of the victims, including five Israeli citizens, are embedded on the metal plate and placed on the circular wall. The monument is strategically located within view of Jerusalem's main cemetery, Har HaMenuchot.

 

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The folded part of the flag is reminiscent of the collapse of the towers in a cloud of dust. The flag morphs into a six-meter high memorial flame representative of a torch. It is the first monument outside of the United States which lists the names of the nearly 3,000 victims of the 9/11 attacks.

 

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The cenotaph was designed by award-winning artist Eliezer Weishoff. It was commissioned by the Jewish National Fund at a cost of $2 million dollars. The inauguration ceremony was held on 12 November 2009 with representation from the US Ambassador to Israel, James B. Cunningham, members of the Israeli Cabinet and legislature, family of victims and others.

 

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The 2013 memorial for the 9/11 attacks was commemorated at Living Memorial Plaza. Families of victims and diplomats attended the event. U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel B. Shapiro commented during the ceremony: "Here, at this painfully beautiful memorial site, we are a reminder to everyone that we, Americans and Israelis, stand together in a spirit of solidarity and commitment to the future.

 

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Israel has issued postage stamps with the 9/11 Living Memorial Plaza pictured, as a tribute to the World Trade Center victims. Also, Israel Coins and Medals Corp issues medal for 9/11 victims with the image of Living Memorial.

 

 

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The Base of the Monument is Made of Melted Steel from the Wreckage of the World Trade Center 

 

 

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Surrounding the Monument are Plaques with the Names of the Victims of 9/11 and is the only memorial outside the U.S. that includes the names of all who perished in the terrorist attacks, including five Israeli citizens.

 
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Includes this Engraving in Hebrew and English 

 

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