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THE Rotary Club of Northern Guam and community members gathered at a Peace Memorial at Two Lovers Point yesterday to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.
During the ceremony, Rotarians shared a few words, followed by a moment of silence in honor of the lives lost during 9/11. The memorial serves as a tribute to those who lost their lives during the 9/11 attacks and those who fought to defend the nation. The Peace Memorial was unveiled by the Rotary Club in Oct. 11 of last year, a month after the 10-year anniversary of the tragic events.
At the site stands two pillars that depict the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers, upheld by Guam’s iconic latte stone to signify the strength of the island people in memorializing those who lost their lives in New York, the RCNG explains in a plaque.
Below the pillars is a large granite centerpiece in the shape of the Pentagon building and trees rendering the Eastern Hemlock, the state tree of Pennsylvania – to memorialize those who lost their lives in the crash.
Two doves of peace are etched on the granite, which symbolize the Rotary Club's continuous quest for peace on Guam and all over the world for humanity.