Priest served as keeper of ‘Ground Zero Cross’ over its 13-year journey to 9/11 museum

Father Brian Jordan, a Franciscan priest, has written a book entitled The Ground Zero Cross.

The book tells the story of the cross found in the rubble of the World Trade Center and its journey around the site, a journey that ended in the National 9/11 Memorial Museum, reports Larry McShane in the New York Daily News.

Father Jordan has long been a defender of the cross, from its earliest days at the site, when he held Mass under it for all denominations, until now.

Posted in 9/11 Community | Comments closed

Guantánamo judges freeze September 11, USS Cole terror cases in speedboat showdown

Air Force Col. Vance Spath, the judge in the USS Cole case, has abated proceedings and Army Col. James L. Pohl, the judge in charge of the September 11th terrorist hearings canceled July’s hearing in a dispute about transport to court proceedings, reports Carol Rosenberg of the Miami Herald.

In the past, judges used a Coast Guard security unit vehicle to take them across Guantanamo Bay, keeping them away from victims’ family members, attorneys and reporters. This was recently changed, leaving judges unable to practice the self sequestration they feel is necessary for impartiality.

Both cases also share a courtroom, adding to the difficulties of proceedings.

Posted in General | Comments closed

Last survivor to be brought out alive from 7/7 tube bomb recalls the ‘black devastation’ of the attack as London marks 12th anniversary since atrocity

Martine Wright, he last survivor pulled from the wreckage of the 7/7 London bombings says she hopes that her story will help victims of more recent terrorist attacks as she marked the 12th anniversary of the Tube and bus bombings that killed 52 people in 2005, writes Richard Spillett for Daily Mail online.

Wright was aboard the Tube train bombed by terrorists at Aldgate. She lost both legs and nearly died, losing 80 percent of her blood. She was saved by off-duty police officer Elizabeth Kenworthy.

Wright now plays sitting volleyball on the British Paralympic team and has written a book, Unbroken.

Posted in 9/11 Community | Comments closed
  • Sign up for our Email Newsletter

    Sign Up
  • One World Observatory

    Learn more about the One World Observatory complimentary ticket program.

  • Categories

  • From the Newsletter

  • Upcoming Events

    1. Summer reopening of NYPD Museum

      July 10 @ 10:00 am - October 1 @ 5:00 pm
    2. Auction of Detroit building designed by World Trade Center architect Minoru Yamasaki

      July 20 @ 9:00 am - July 27 @ 2:00 pm
    3. Carl V. Bini Fund’s Back to the Beach

      July 22 - July 23
    4. Kevin Williams Memorial Golf Outing

      July 24
    5. Robin Kaplan Memorial Golf Tournament

      August 2 - August 3