Completed in 2009 for $2 million, it sits on 5 acres of hillside, 20 miles from the center of Jerusalem. The site solemnly overlooks Jerusalem’s largest cemetery, Har HaMenuchot. The monument is often used for memorial and commemoration services.
The memorial is a 30-foot, bronze American flag that forms the shape of a flame to commemorate the flames of the Twin Towers. The base of the monument is made of melted steel from the wreckage of the World Trade Center.
And includes this engraving in Hebrew and English: “This metal remnant was taken from the remains of the Twin Towers, that imploded on September 11th disaster. It was sent over to Israel by the City of New York to be incorporated in this memorial. This metal piece, like the entire monument, is a manifestation of the special relationship between New York and Jerusalem.”
Surrounding the monument are plaques with the names of the victims of 9/11. It is the only memorial outside the US that includes the names of all who perished in the terrorist attacks including 5 Israeli citizens.
The largest Memorial in Israel with the names of all 9.11 victims was dedicated on November 12, 2009 at the Haarazim Valley, by former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, the US Ambassador and the family members of the victims.