Sculpture Made From WTC Beams Unveiled in London to Honor 9/11 Victims
A new sculpture made from the beams of the World Trade Center was unveiled today in London to honor the victims of the September 11th terror attacks.
Greg Palkot reported on "Happening Now" that the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, unveiled the work installed at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It was created by American artist Miya Ando to honor the 2,977 people killed in the terror attacks, including 67 British citizens.
"There are values that unite us, that unite London, that unite my country with the United States of America," Johnson told Palkot. "Freedom, democracy, the rule of law, the ability to say what you want, those things are not trivial. They are not uncontested now around the world. It's right that we should commemorate them."
Palkot reported that the project faced numerous problems when it started five years ago, because "several boroughs of London turned down hosting the sculpture for logistical or political reasons."
He said that organizers of the project "hope that the sculpture reminds and teaches young people who have little or no memory of 9/11 to never forget."
Watch the video above.
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