Five years ago millions of people across the
U.S. and around the globe watched the devastation of the Sept. 11
attacks—in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa.—on
their TV screens. Construction of a memorial to those who died that day
is under way at ground zero in New York.
In the midst of the work, however, people still are drawn to this place—“the most public place in America.” Lutheran Disaster Response of New York welcomes many each week and takes them on a walk that begins at its office in the Comfort and Renew Center some 20 stories above the site. It includes a ground-level tour of the area—with time to hear and tell stories, to pray.
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