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Tear Drop Memorial, Bayonne

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To the Struggle Against World Terrorism (also known as the Tear of Grief and the Tear Drop Memorial) is a 10–story sculpture by Zurab Tsereteli that was given to the United States as an official gift from the Russian government as a memorial to the victims of the September 11 attacks in 2001, and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. It stands at the end of the former Military Ocean Terminal in Bayonne, New Jersey. Ceremonial groundbreaking occurred on September 16, 2005, in a ceremony attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The monument was dedicated on September 11, 2006, in a ceremony attended by former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
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  • Tear Drop Memorial. It’s at the end of a cruise port diving area. It seems like you drive to an area you’re not supposed to be in. Just keep driving! Well worth it. Beautiful!!  more »
  • This is a solemn place to visit. I live in Bayonne and unfortunately there is not much here to come see with the exception of this memorial. However, the city is changing and I suspect at one point....  more »
  • This is a very beautiful Memorial to commemorate the 9/11 tragedy. It was presented to the people of America from the people of Russia. I had previously seen very little about the sculpture other than a few photographs, nothing in the media or glossy brochures. As a sculpture it is easy to make an interpretation, it is a single enormous, poignant teardrop hanging between two very tall pillars. Its simplicity is its beauty. Paving stones throughout the extremely small park are engraved with messages, family names, memorials and names, this is a beautiful place.
  • Unless a cruise ship is arriving or departing it's likely you'll be the only visitors. No one knows it's there. Worth the drive, emotionally and for the history. Nice view of Manhattan & Statue of Liberty.

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