The 9/11 Memorial in Israel. (Creative Commons) (Creative Commons)
9-11 Memorial Israel

The 9/11 Living Memorial Plaza commemorating the victims who died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, is made partially from steel taken from the wreckage of the Twin Towers and is the only memorial outside the U.S. that includes the names of all who perished in the attacks.

The 9/11 Living Memorial Plaza, completed in 2009 for $2 million, sits on five acres of hillside, 20 miles from the center of Jerusalem.

9/11 Memorial in Israel

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The memorial is a 30-foot, bronze American flag that forms the shape of a flame to commemorate the flames of the Twin Towers.

9/11 memorial in Israel

 

The base of the monument is made of melted steel from the wreckage of the World Trade Center.

9/11 memorial in Israel

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And includes this engraving in Hebrew and English.

9/11 memorial in Israel

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“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 incorperated in this memorial. This metal piece, like the entire monument, is a manifestation of the special relationship between New York and Jerusalem.”

9/11 memorial in Israel

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Surrounding the monument are plaques with the names of the victims of 9/11.

9/11 memorial in Israel

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It is the only memorial outside the U.S. that includes the names of all who perished in the terrorist attacks.

9/11 memorial in Israel

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Including five Israeli citizens.

9/11 Memorial in Israel

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The site solemnly overlooks Jerusalem’s largest cemetery, Har HaMenuchot.

9/11 Memorial in Israel

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The monument is often used for memorial and commemoration services.

9/11 memorial in Israel

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9/11 memorial in Israel

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A powerful memorial from a powerful ally.

9/11 memorial in Israel

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By: Benny Johnson, Independent Journal