[ Ed. note – Back in May of 2014, when the 9/11 Memorial and Museum opened in New York, you could scarcely open a newspaper, turn on the TV, or cruise the Internet without seeing or hearing something about it. But how many people know about a memorial that was given as a gift by Russia to the United States back in 2006? I didn’t even know about it myself until I came across the article excerpted and linked below (h/t Ariadna).
The memorial is entitled “To the Struggle Against World Terrorism,” or sometimes simply “The Teardrop Memorial.” That’s a picture of it in the photo above. The ground breaking ceremony, in New Jersey, was attended by Vladimir Putin, but his generous gift to the people of the United States was almost totally blacked out by the media at the time and pretty much remains so to this day. Below is an excerpt from a commentary on the matter by Mike King. ]
Russia’s Special Gift to America is Treated Like Garbage!
Funded by private donations, Zurab Tsereteli’s work of art called “The Tear Drop Memorial”, consists of a 100 foot tall tower, with a huge open crack running down the center. Hanging from the crack is a massive “teardrop” designed to actually drip water. The base of the monument is surrounded by a marble wall with the names of the 3000 victims engraved in alphabetical order.
Refusing to place the monument in Manhattan, or on the scenic, right-across-the-river-from-the-World-Trade-Center Jersey City waterfront (not far from where Goldman Sachs is Headquartered), or at Liberty State Park, the “authorities” instead dump Putin’s gift in a depressed and unseen spot in Bayonne, NJ. – around the corner from a junkyard!