"9/11 Ribbons Of Hope" Draws Religious Leaders For Dedication Ceremony
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Religious leaders came together Monday to remember the victims of September 11th as a formal dedication ceremony for the "9/11 Ribbons of Hope" was held in Lower Manhattan.
It features 12 tall mesh panels containing 50,000 handwritten messages of hopes and prayers from around the world.
It's the brainchild of the interfaith organization Prepare New York.
"Ordinary people do extraordinary things, and we saw the worst of humanity that day, but we also saw the best of humanity that day, as well,” said Father Kevin Madigan of St. Peter’s Church.
“You think about where you should be and where you are and I thank the Lord every day, because I could have been dead as well,” said Wentworth Eccles, a 9/11 survivor.
“The meaning and message behind this event was something that was very deeply impactful to me, that we want to start to talk about this narrative with a sense of hope, and how do we grow something out of tragedy," said Khalid Latif of the NYU Islamic Center.
The panels will be put on display in churches, synagogues and mosques throughout the city for the next year.