DEDICATED ON JULY 13, 2002 | THE TOWER AS AN ENDURING MEMORIAL TO ALL OF THE INNOCENT VICTIMS OF THE TERRORIST ATTACKS ON 9/11/2001
Welcome to this most sacred site! A place of healing, prayer, and peace honoring the innocent victims who died on September 11, 2001.
This memorial combines steel from the North Tower Building of the World Trade Center and bells from the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity's Seminary in Monroe, Virginia. The structure is an extension of God's magnificent natural beauty, a place of great reverence and sacredness.
The bells were originally blessed and installed in 1960 at the Seminary and rang there until 1973. They have been silent since then. Bells have always been significant in calling people. These bells will ring out calling all people to pray and work faithfully for world peace, so that these victims will not have died in vain. This Tower of Remembrance emerging from the rubble of violence will remind us that in God there is hope; that as we remember, we heal. The name of each innocent victim who died at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in the field in Pennsylvania is inscribed on the memorial walls.
The Tower of Remembrance is a place where everyone can reflect on the sacredness of lives remembered. A bell tolls at 8:46 A.M. four times in remembrance of the lives lost at the North Tower, at the South Tower, at the Pentagon, and in the field in Pennsylvania. The bells toll at 6am, noon, 6pm and 8pm and also as a call to worship 5 minutes prior to the 8am Mass (Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun.) and prior to the 5:30pm Mass (Tues.,Thurs.).