Photo of the Week
——— September 13, 2021 ———
FROM THE SCHS LIBRARY ARCHIVES
“How shall we know it is us without our past?”
— John Steinbeck
The 9/11 ‘Morning Call’ Sculpture, Greenport
by Wendy Polhemus-Annibell, Head Librarian
The 9/11 Morning Call Sculpture, Greenport, 2002. (Photo courtesy of Wendy Polhemus-Annibell.)
While some memories may fade with the passage of time, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 remain strongly with us as we pause to remember the tragic and heroic losses of that day in New York, at the Pentagon, and in a Shanksville, Pennsylvania field.
This Morning Call art sculpture memorializes Long Island’s involvement in the events of 9/11 that took place twenty years ago today. Crafted by artist Roberto Bessin, the sculpture was installed on the docks at Greenport in 2002. The osprey stands on beams recovered from the World Trade Center site after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Made of bronze and weighing over 5,000 pounds, Morning Call was moved to a park in Peconic in 2011. Here the sculpture is shown at Greenport in a photograph by the author.
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