Tear Drop Memorial

Tear Drop Memorial

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The “To the Struggle Against World Terrorism” or “Teardrop Memorial” is a powerful and moving tribute to the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. Located in Hudson County, New Jersey, the memorial was gifted by Russia in 2006 as a symbol of international solidarity in the face of terrorism. The massive teardrop hanging between two jagged edges is a poignant reminder of the heartache caused by terrorism, and for those standing in the right spot, the memorial creates the illusion of the Twin Towers standing just across the river in Manhattan.

As visitors to the Teardrop Memorial attest, the piece captures the overwhelming emotions of the 9/11 attacks in a way that words cannot. Former President Bill Clinton, who visited the memorial shortly after it was installed, said that it “speaks to the human condition” and “conveys the remarkable feelings that go beyond words.” For many, the Teardrop Memorial serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of standing united against terrorism and violence.

In addition to its emotional impact, the Teardrop Memorial is also a striking piece of public art. The massive teardrop, which measures over 100 feet tall, is a visually striking addition to the Hudson County landscape. The memorial’s location, just across the river from Manhattan, also adds to its significance, as it serves as a constant reminder of the events of 9/11 and the resilience of the city in the face of tragedy. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor to the area, the Teardrop Memorial is a must-see destination in Hudson County.

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Close up of tear drop memorial

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