Jerusalem’s Tribute To New York World Trade Center Victims

Israel Post has issued a postage stamp to pay tribute to the victims of the September 11th attacks.

The stamp features the monument commissioned by JNF USA and KKL and designed by sculptor Eliezer Weishoff.

Weishoff gave the tragedy tangible form by casting a US flag folded into the shape of a memorial flame in bronze. The base of the monument recognizes those who lost their lives in the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania and is inlaid with a shard of steel from the wreckage of the Twin Towers.

The monument's location at the approach to Jerusalem expresses the deep connection between the people of Israel and the United States and their common battle against terrorism on the one hand, alongside their yearning for peace and tolerance on the other.

The monument was officially inaugurated at a moving ceremony in November 2009, in the presence of KKL-JNF representatives from Israel and the U.S., the donors' families, the families of the Israeli victims, representatives of the Embassy in Israel and the congress of the United States of America, former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and many other dignitaries.

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