One Tear for All

To the Struggle Against World Terrorism:

Zurab Tsereteli watched in horror at the attack on the Twin Towers; his eyes welled-up at the pain and suffering he witnessed.

On the way to work at the Academy of Art, he passed the American Embassy where a crowd had gathered to mourn. The artist was saddened by their tears and sorrow.

Zurab traveled to Ground Zero, steam still rose from the ruins. He decided to create a memorial in honor of the victims; a tear would be the image. Only Zurab did not want to build on top of the sacred site.

He found a place nearby in Bayonne, New Jersey where the memorial could rise up on the waterfront.

The bronze monument has a jagged, 4-ton nickel tear through the center. The victim’s names are inscribed on granite name plates at the base.  And … it is aligned with the Statue of Liberty.

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

About Maxi

Hi … I'm Maxi, a retiree with an addiction. I have quit: raising kids, cleaning house, cooking, doing laundry—there is no end the list—everything is done on "have to." The addiction? Writing to my last breath. blessings ~ maxi
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