The National September 11th Memorial and Museum is announcing the recipients of this year's seedlings from the 9/11 Survivor Tree.
The tree was pulled from the rubble of Ground Zero following the attacks, and after being nursed back to health was planted at the site.
Alice M. Greenwald, 9/11 Memorial & Museum President and CEO said quote, “Located at the very heart of the 9/11 Memorial, the Survivor Tree symbolizes the potential for resilience in the aftermath of tragedy.”
Each year, the 9/11 Memorial gives seedlings from the Survivor Tree to three communities that have endured tragedy in recent years. This year Las Vegas, Pittsburgh, and Greece will all receive seedlings to help inspire hope and their resilience as communities.
Greenwald said in a statement, “As the communities in Las Vegas, Pittsburgh and Greece continue their own journeys towards healing, we in New York City stand in solidarity with them and offer these Survivor Tree seedlings as living symbols of the promise of renewal. It is our intention that the seedling program will inspire hope around the world.”
The Survivor Tree seedling program was launched on September 11, 2013.