This is Israel's Memorial to 9/11
|The United States is currently giving away billions of dollars to countries around the world under the mistaken notion that they will then 'like us' better than the other major powers of the world. The reality is that the majority of this flow of money is one-sided, with countries saying, 'Thanks, but we only care about you when you are giving us stuff'.
Israel is one of the few countries in the world that is truly a friend of this country, regardless of how much we criticize them. One of the places that this is probably best demonstrated is Israel's memorial to 9/11.
Completed in 2009 for $2 million, it sits on 5 acres of hillside, 20 miles from the center of Jerusalem .
The base of the monument is made of melted steel from the wreckage of the World Trade Center 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 and Jerusalem .”
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 true ally.