Day 1076

9/11 memorial #219

December 10th, 2014

The Healing Garden (photos) is a memorial to Staten Island's 9/11 victims. It occupies a formerly weedy strip of green space that served as a parking lot on 9/11 for members of nearby FDNY Rescue Company 5 — eleven of whom never returned home from the World Trade Center. The garden includes, among other things, a Fireman's Grove — 78 smoke trees planted in honor of the 78 Staten Island firefighters who died on 9/11 — and a piece of steel from ground zero.

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