Trade center cross to be moved to permanent home

By the Associated Press | July 18, 2011 | 10:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A cross made of World Trade Center beams will be moved to its permanent home later this week.

On Saturday, a flat-bed truck will move the 20-foot-tall cross from its current location beside St. Peter's Church in Lower Manhattan to the National September 11th Memorial and Museum.

A construction worker discovered the perfectly formed cross made of two steel beams standing upright in the ground zero rubble.

The New York Post says the cross will be blessed during a ceremony by the Rev. Brian Jordan before being moved. Jordan also blessed the beams in the days following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The blessing ceremony will be held at Zucotti Park in Lower Manhattan.


Information from: New York Post,