New York, NY
On September 11, 2001 almost 3,000 people were killed during a series of terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, DC. The terrorist group Al Qaeda soon claimed responsibility for the attacks, setting into motion a US invasion of Afghanistan and a subsequent war on terror. Many of those killed on 9/11 were ordinary citizens. Like Anne, they were targeted not because of what they did or who they were, but because of what they represented.
The planting of Anne’s tree at Liberty Park, to be constructed on top of the Vehicle Security Center adjacent to the World Trade Center site, will link Anne’s legacy to that of the victims of 9/11, offering a stark reminder of the dire consequences borne by hate and the need to confront intolerance in all its forms. Anne’s tree will be befittingly planted nearby the National September 11 Memorial & Museum that pays tribute and honor to the nearly 3,000 men, women and children killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993.
Visit Anne’s Tree:
Location: Liberty Park near the World Trade Center site, precise planting date TBD