Lawmaker Pushes To Declare WTC Cross A National Monument
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Staten Island Representative Michael Grimm wants a symbol of the World Trade Center recovery to be declared a national monument and plans to introduce legislation this week.
The measure would make the so-called World Trade Center Cross a national symbol and secure its place in the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
Grimm said the cross has become a symbol of hope for those dealing with the loss and destruction left behind by the terror attacks.
The move is in response to a lawsuit filed in July by the group American Atheists, which wants to block the cross' installation. Representatives of the group say a religious symbol shouldn't hold a prominent place inside a public institution.