I am amazed that I had never heard of this monument given in memory of the victims of 911 by the people of Russia. When national news programs broadcast and rebroadcast into perpetuity some tidbit about some Hollywood icon for weeks on end, how is it that this bit of news made such brief appearance?
The monument, officially titled "To The Struggle Against World Terrorism" was dedicated at the northeast corner of Bayonne Peninsula in New Jersey on September 11, 2006, the fifth anniversary of the attacks on the United States. You can click on "this monument" in the first paragraph or you can read a small brochure about it here.
I wonder sometimes if there is some standard, some buzz factor, that determines whether or not a national news item hits the headlines. I would be delighted if news networks would bring back the days of honest, forthright reporting and get rid of the omnipresent editorializing and sensationalism.
And continuing in that vein, I hope you will join me in refusing to click on any online news link that addresses the ongoing saga of the octomom. She alone could take up 18 years of your news reading life if you follow her/their story to adulthood.