I wonder why we have never seen this before?
|I never knew that this even existed.
Completed in 2009 for $2 million, it sits on 5 acres of hillside, 20 miles
from the center of Jerusalem.
The memorial is a 30-foot, bronze American flag.
That forms the shape of a flame to commemorate the
The base of the monument is made of melted steel from the
And includes this engraving in Hebrew and English
This metal remnant was taken from the remains of the Twin
Towers, that imploded on September 11th disaster. It was sent
over to Israel by the City of New York to be incorporated in
this memorial. This metal piece, like the entire monument, is
a manifestation of the special relationship between New York
Surrounding the monument are plaques with the names of the
victims of 9/11.
It is the only memorial outside the U.S. that includes the names of
all who perished in the terrorist attacks. Including 5 Israeli citizens.
The site solemnly overlooks Jerusalem’s largest cemetery, Har HaMenuchot.
The monument is often used for memorial and commemoration services.
A powerful memorial from a powerful ally.