New York NY (19) – St. Paul’s Chapel

The oldest surviving church in Manhattan is located at 209 Broadway. Even though this church is filled with historical and colourful facts, I was very appreciative of its’ aid in the September 11 disaster.

The rear of the church faces World Trade Center and survived with only minor damage of smoke and dirt to the organ. It served as a place of rest and refuge for recovery workers and volunteers. Hundreds of individuals worked 12 hour shifts around the clock to help in any way they can.

St. Paul’s Chapel shows its’ splendour

You can see how close it was to the World Trade Center.  The cranes in the background are working away for the new Tower.

Not one headstone was overturned on September 11

The altar

The smoke damaged organ has been completed restored

Keeping the memories alive

Police badges from around the world

Words of gratitude

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Thank you to all the men and women who risked their lives for the safety of others.

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