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.
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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.READ MORE: Poll Shows Gov. Kathy Hochul In The Lead In Democrat Primary Race For N.Y. Governor
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.”MORE NEWS: NYC Business Owners Worry Vaccine Mandate Will Keep Tourists With Young Children Away: 'Just Hugely Problematic'
The cross is actually two intersecting pieces of steel that remarkably came out of the rubble in the shape we see today.