A ceremony took place Monday at Ground Zero in New York City to mark the hoisting of the final beam to the top of 4 World Trade Center, the first of the main towers to be rebuilt in the wake of 9/11:
NEW YORK (AP) — A final steel beam was lifted Monday atop a new World Trade Center skyscraper — the first expected to open at the site next year since the twin towers were decimated on 9/11.This topping-off ceremony comes two weeks after a visit to Ground Zero by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama during which the American leader symbolically inscribing one of the steel beams that will be part of One World Trade Center ("Freedom Tower") - "We remember, we rebuild, we come back stronger!" followed by his signature:
With BeBe Winans singing "God Bless America," workers raised their hardhats in tribute as the mammoth beam rose slowly into the Manhattan sky, swaying from a steel rope hoisted by a crane.
A U.S. flag attached to the bottom of the beam fluttered above several hundred spectators at the topping-off ceremony.
but we will rebuild with dressed stone;
the fig trees have been felled,
but we will replace them with cedars.”
This king bears an eerie resemblance to the current ruler of Syria, Bashar Assad:
Given my belief in reincarnation, this is likely not a coincidence.
Syrian President Bashar Assad, termed by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Joel Brinkley as the “world’s most dangerous man,” could use his chemical weapons in Israel, warns IDF’s Number Two general.
Assad would "treat us the same way he treats his own people” if he had the chance to do so, IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Yair Naveh said in Jerusalem in a ceremony Monday in memory of fallen soldiers. [Arutz]