9/11 Memorial Being Installed On Staten Island
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Workers started installing a memorial to the September 11 victims on Staten Island Monday.
The memorial's twin 40-foot, wing-like structures arrived on barges Monday morning from Rhode Island, where they were built. The monument, called “Postcards,” will include granite plaques bearing the name, silhouette, birthday and workplace of each of the 268 Staten Island residents killed in the 2001 and 1993 attacks on the World Trade Center.
“We're all on the same page,” said Borough President James Molinaro. “We all thought this was the best thing to do. We're giving an opportunity for our children and grandchildren to come and look at this and just to realize what happened that day.”
The formal dedication of the $$2.7 million memorial, on the waterfront in St. George, is scheduled for the third anniversary of the attacks next month.
“Once it's in place I really and truly can't wait until I'm able to bring my children here and be able to show them the memorial site and actually teach them and empower them with the knowledge of what happened that day, and to really understand that there is no room for hate in this world,” said Linda Manfredi, whose brother died in the attack.