Reporting Peter Haskell
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - During the emotional cleanup at Ground Zero, the cross found in the rubble of the World Trade Center became a symbol of solace and peace.
WCBS 880′s Peter Haskell In Lower Manhattan
Every week during the cleanup and every Christmas since, there’s been a mass held at the cross. Ronda Velamia, who was a volunteer, says it went beyond religion.
“The role that it played in Ground Zero was one of a unifying factor,” she says.
On Saturday, it will move from St. Peter’s Church to its new home at the 9/11 museum.
“It’s going to be another step forward in bringing in these large-scale artifacts that will tell the story of what happened,” says Joe Daniels, president of the National September 11th Memorial and Museum.
Ronda is happy “for it to be an inspiration for generations to come.”
The cross is actually two intersecting pieces of steel that remarkably came out of the rubble in the shape we see today.