posted on Jun, 22 2014 @ 08:30 AM
You know I usually don't comment on religious stuff cause opinions are like assholes and everyone has one, and in the case of religious matters they
typically all stink, BUT; in this case I will make an excemption. In regards to this cross, why did it become important enough to be placed at the
sept 11 memorial? the reason why is simple, this was a catastrophic terrorist attack that killed 3000 people on that horrible day.
I personally can remember watching tv as the second plane came in and crashed. I remembered watching as I saw people jump to there deaths and thought
of how desperate they must have been. I watched as they talked about the firemen inside had set up operations in the base of the tower. Then I watched
as the towers collapsed the debree and dust cloud exploded onto the nearby streets engulfing everything. I watched as millions of #ing muslims all
across the world chanted and celebrated, while the americans that sat and watched, could do nothing but stare in agony and pain at a damn tv to find
out what was happening. I watched me and my fellow americans going to hospitals to give blood in hopes of reaching survivors, and I watched the few
remaining NY police and fireman ache in pain as they stood in shock from the overall devestation. I watched on my tv as those firemen made there way
into the rubble and started digging, hoping with the entire nation that they could pull there brothers and sisters out. I watched as volunteers from
across the country came to NY to help dig, hoping and yes PRAYING that they would find somebody, anybody in all that destruction. I watched as the
people that dug sacrificed there health developing sickness but sacrificing to find 1, just one person in the rubble, none were found.
those people that went there in utter chaos, into destruction, into hell, to dig needed a place to gather themselves, to cry, to morn, and yes to
pray. That place was that cross, and that cross was, is, and will be a symbol of hope that those men and women that went there used to do the
impossible, which was to work 24 hrs a day, scrapping with bare hands at that rubble to save people. None were saved, but for 3 weeks the nation
hoped, the volunteers bleed, and we as americans watched. As an American, I donated my money to the memorial as did millions of americans. We did so
cause everything was exposed on the tv, we saw the entire situation and we were moved. Moved to the point where in all honestly, I think Bush could
have Nuked the whole middle east, and americans would have cheered. People keep saying this wasn't a religious thing, BUT the SEPT 11 tragedy was
religious, as we saw first hand what muslim extremism can do, and we saw what Christian hope and faith can do too.
That cross represents that hope and faith, and it represents our fight to save our brothers and sisters, and finally it represents the calmness
that each of us will eventually experience when we know we tried everything, there is nothing left to do but cry, and then through that desperation we
get up, dust our knees off and move on. It represents our strength.