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Welded chain cross for Shrine

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iron chain
iron chain welded in the form of a cross
Gallery Label: 
This cross was created by John Misha, a 15 year veteran of the FDNY who volunteered during recovery efforts at Ground Zero. According to Misha, he found this length of chain in the rubble which he welded to form a cross. He placed it on a wooden altar left by a little girl and a man who possibly had a relative who died on 9/11. Workers at Ground Zero and later Saint Paul's Chapel, left votive objects such as rosaries and crosses at the shrine.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Chief Philip Burns and Firefighter John Misha
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group