WTC Steel To Be Unveiled At Tribute Park
Sunday, 10 years to the day after 9/11, a commemoration of the World Trade Center terror attacks will take place in Tribute Park on Beach 116 Street. The event will be as it always is: at 8 a.m., the names of those who lost their lives in the Rockaway community will be read out and relatives of the dead will lay flowers on the ground; then at night, the American flag will be lowered to halfmast and Taps will be played. A decade after the tragedy, however, Tribute Park will also be presenting a new addition: its very own piece of steel from the Twin Towers. The steel, which was recovered from Ground Zero and has sat in storage at JFK Airport for years, will be the first Trade Center artifact to be installed in a city park. That seems only fitting considering the peninsula lost approximately 70 residents on 9/11, a high toll considering its small size.
The dedication of the steel will include a morning prayer service presided over by Rabbi Marjorie Slome of West End Temple in Neponsit and Monsignor John Brown of St. Francis de Sales Church in Belle Harbor.