NJ Fire Chief’s Memorial Honors the Lives Lost on 9/11. But Because of Its Religious Symbol, Some Are Objecting

Frank Camp  IJ Review

There’s a new 9/11 memorial controversy brewing, and once again, it’s about a cross.

Deputy fire chief Roy James of Princeton, New Jersey, purchased the piece of steel containing a hole in the shape of a cross from the wreckage of the Twin Towers last year.

The steel in question. Image credit: YouTube

The steel in question. Image credit: YouTube

Now, James is fighting to have the beam installed as a memorial to those who died, telling Fox News that it’s not about the cross specifically, but about the metal: “It deserves to have respect and people being able to touch it. People died. The circles, the cut out of a cross, the bumps and bruises, the curves, everything that’s on this piece of steel reflects some part of that day and the sacrifice that thousands of people have given because of that day.”

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County will match up to $600,000 to complete Freedom Memorial

Naples Florida Weekly

In an effort to finish the Freedom Memorial on Golden Gate Parkway, Collier County commissioners have unanimously agreed to match donations of up to $600,000 to meet the Freedom Memorial Foundation’s fundraising goal of $1.2 million.

“This is a very important step forward for us,’’ says Naples Mayor John Sorey. “The commission’s vote affirms community support for the Freedom Memorial and should help assure donors that the job will finally get done.’’

A rendering of how the completed Freedom Memorial will looks as a cornerstone of Fred W. Coyle Freedom Park on Golden Gate Parkway.

A rendering of how the completed Freedom Memorial will looks as a cornerstone of Fred W. Coyle Freedom Park on Golden Gate Parkway.

Plans for the memorial began in 2004, and it was originally planned to occupy a space at the Collier County Government Center. It is intended to honor service people who died in combat and first responders to the World Trade Center and Pentagon during the 9/11 attacks. Read More »

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Flight 93 Memorial Announces Summer Hours

WTAJ News

Stoystown, PA – Thoughts of summer may be far away as Central Pa. endures this cold snap, but one memorial in our area has announced its summer hours.

The Flight 93 National Memorial will change to its summer hours starting May 1st.

Photo courtesy of WTAJ News

Photo courtesy of WTAJ News

The park will open at 9 a.m., last entry will be at 6:30 p.m., and will close at 7.

The park currently closes at 5 p.m. during its winter hours.

You can click here [to] learn more about the Flight 93 National Memorial.

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