Help Protect The Ground Zero Cross

Liberty Alerts, American Center for Law and Justice

As the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, attacks on what we believe and what America stands for continue.


An atheist who helped file the lawsuit to have the Ground Zero Cross removed from the 9/11 museum – at Ground Zero – called it an “ugly piece of wreckage” that “does not represent anything.”

For the rescue workers who risked their lives combing through the wreckage of the Twin Towers in the days and weeks following 9/11, it was a source of “comfort.” As we remember what happened that day and tell the story of heroism in response to tragedy, there is no doubt that the story would be incomplete without the Cross.

When the Twin Towers collapsed, a cross – formed by two intersecting steel beams in the rubble – remained, bringing comfort to so many. Now an atheist group is attacking this Ground Zero memorial. With your support, the ACLJ will again make sure that the Cross remains at Ground Zero where it belongs.

We have until August 14th to file our amicus brief defending the Ground Zero Cross from the atheist group’s claims, and we need you to stand with us. Please support our legal efforts to defend the Ground Zero Cross from this disturbing lawsuit with a tax-deductible donation today – a gift today is doubled through a Matching Challenge.

Your gift will be matched – dollar-for-dollar – literally doubling your impact as we battle this attempt by an atheist group to remove this piece of history from the National September 11 Memorial Museum at Ground Zero in New York. We are still several hundred thousand dollars short of our $750,000 goal.

As a thank-you for your generous gift, we would like to give you a free copy of my good friend John Schlitt’s new song, “The Cross Remains.” He wrote this song specifically about the message of hope and healing represented by the Ground Zero Cross.

Take action to defend the Ground Zero Cross today with your tax-deductible donation, and you will receive a link to download this powerful song absolutely free.

As the head of the 9/11 museum at Ground Zero noted, “The mission of the National September 11 Memorial Museum is to tell the history of 9/11 through historic artifacts like the World Trade Center Cross. This steel remnant became a symbol of spiritual comfort for the thousands of recovery workers who toiled at Ground Zero, as well as for people around the world. In the historical exhibition, the Cross is part of our commitment to bring back the authentic physical reminders that tell the story of 9/11 in a way nothing else can.”

We cannot allow the claimed “headaches, anxiety, and mental pain and anguish” of a few atheists over the mere “existence of the cross,” to prohibit the display of an actual piece of the World Trade Center that has brought comfort to so many who sacrificed so much. The atheists’ argument is legally absurd and should ultimately fail in court, but we cannot take this lawsuit lightly.

As John Schlitt’s song about the Ground Zero Cross proclaims, “When the darkness turns to light, when the flames begin to die, through the smoke, the Cross remains. It is time to act beyond our good intentions, pushing back no matter what the cost.”

That is exactly what we are doing – taking action to ensure that this cross remains as a memorial to those who gave everything. Please help us meet our August 14th court deadline by taking action to protect the Ground Zero Cross with your tax-deductible donation today.

In addition to receiving a free copy of the “The Cross Remains,” your gift will be doubled through our Matching Challenge, providing the resources we need to continue this fight.

Thank you for your support for the ACLJ to ensure that the Ground Zero Cross remains.

Used with the permission of the American Center for Law and Justice.