Memorial Sites | Xaverian High School 9/11 Memorial

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7100 Shore Road
Brooklyn, NY 11228
United States
Dedicated to:
The 23 Lost Alumni from Xaverian High School
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The 9/11 Eternal Flame Memorial which stands in front of the Xaverian High School has become a well-known icon of the tragic day for the entire Bay Ridge Community. The triptych is composed of three pieces of polished black granite. The left panel bears the engraved names of the 23 Xaverian alumni lost in the destruction the World Trade Center. The top portion of the tall center panel portrays a cross superimposed on top of the Twin Towers. Encased at its base is a piece of structural steel recovered from Ground Zero, presented to the school by the NYC Office of Emergency Management. The right panel is engraved with the words: “All Lost Some. Some Lost All.” The monument is illuminated by an Eternal Flame encased in a lantern, symbolically recalling the words of Jesus, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness.” (John 8:12) The monument was a gift of the late alumnus Dr. Philip Whitcome, Class of 1966, who served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Since its dedication, the school has carefully maintained the monument with landscaping and American flanking the side