September 11: World Trade Center cross

Two days after the attacks of September 11, one of the workers helping with the recovery and cleanup efforts discovered an intact steel beam cross amidst the rubble. The cross was left in place for several weeks, and became a spot where people prayed and left messages. A few weeks later on October 4, 2001, it was placed on a pedestal nearby and continued to serve as a shrine. Then, in October 2006, it was relocated to St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, which faces the World Trade Center site. I took this picture in front of St. Peter’s on June 12, 2009.

The “Remembering 9/11” site includes obituaries, profiles, Guest Books, Moving Tributes and a National Book of Remembrance. To date, more than 6 million people have visited the site, leaving more than 200,000 Guest Book entries.

About Jason

I have worked at since January 2007 and serve as Production Manager. I have a B.A. in History from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. From 1990 until 2007, I worked at Pioneer Press/Lerner Newspapers, most recently as Circulation Manager at Pioneer Press where I had circulation and distribution responsibilities for the entire Pioneer Press Newspaper chain. Prior to that, I was the Circulation Sales Manager where I managed a telemarketing staff of up to 15 employees. I am originally from Glenview, Illinois and have lived in the Lakeview neighborhood on Chicago’s North Side since 1993. I am an avid baseball fan and also enjoy travel, frequently involving attending baseball games in other cities.
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