From the plaque:
"The Staten Island September 11 Memorial honors members of the Staten Island community who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. These include Staten Island commuters, who made up a significant proportion of the World Trade Center workforce uniformed personnel who joined the rescue effort, and one passenger from Flight 93 who was lost on Pennsylvania. Additionally, one Staten Islander who was lost in the February 26, 1993 attack on the World Trade Center is honored.
The concept for the memorial design is a symbolic portrayal of personal messages being sent. These two walls which frame the view to Lower Manhattan, represent giant folded postcards reaching out across the harbor - their messages carried by the wind. Throughout American history, distinctive members of our society have been honored through the issuance of commemorative postage stamps bearing their likenesses, often in profile. The memorial walls are lined with profiles of those honored, permanently set in granite, so each looks out across the harbor. As you stand here to reflect on those who were lost, consider what your own personal message would be."
By mlc1us @ 2008-02-09 00:05:48