Cross Takes Its Place at the World Trade Center

Visiting the National September 11 Memorial on Monday, Lori Siders stopped and stared wordlessly. Ahead was something she never expected to see at the World Trade Center.

A cross.

Ms. Siders, a Long Islander transplanted to Florence, S.C., had been walking with her husband and their two daughters beside the south memorial pool when she caught sight of the 6-foot-3-inch Justinian cross atop the St. Nicholas National Shrine, over the crowns of the tawny oak trees along Liberty Street, silhouetted against the skyscrapers of Wall Street.

“It’s breathtaking,” she said at last.

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