Some Twisted Steel Would Improve Tribute Park
This year's ceremonies at Tribute Park on Beach 116 Street once again reminded us how deep the mourning remains for those who died on September 11, 2001 in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. From the beginning, those who planned and built the park aimed for a calming place where friends and relatives of the victims could come to remember and reflect. They have achieved that aim admirably, and the park is a beautiful venue and a fitting memorial. We believe that it is still missing one element that would make it perfect. There is none of the twisted steel from Ground Zero that would help to tell future generations of Rockaway residents what happened that day. The steel is now available to sites such as Tribute Park. According to a recent story in the New York Times, all Rockaway has to do is ask for a piece and it will be delivered from John F. Kennedy Airport, where it is now warehoused. We believe that the Friends of Tribute Park, a group which has done an admirable job over the years, should request a few beams from the site. The window is small, and the need is great.
" We urge the group to act with all dispatch.