NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Ground Zero icon has been moved to a permanent new home.
A construction worker discovered the 20-foot tall cross standing upright in the rubble of the Twin Towers. During the emotional clean up at Ground Zero, the cross became the symbol of solace and peace.
“It’s going to be another step forward in bringing in these large-scale artifacts that will tell the story of what happened,” said museum president Joe Daniels.
The cross was blessed during a ceremony by the Rev. Brian Jordan before being moved. Jordan also blessed the beams in the days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
About 200 emergency workers and families of the victims attended the blessing ceremony at Zucotti Park in lower Manhattan.
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani attended and said the city is stronger today.
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