Ground zero chapel hosts post-9/11 exhibit

NEW YORK — New Yorkers call it The Little Chapel That Stood. Across the street from the World Trade Center, St. Paul’s Chapel survived Sept. 11, 2001, while the twin towers fell.

Within days, the 18th-century church became a sanctuary for ground zero workers, who ate, slept, washed and wept in the chapel where George Washington once prayed. Outside, the church’s iron fence was draped in tributes and flowers left by mourners.

On display are hundreds of artifacts taken from the fence, including photographs, letters, drawings, flags, even such exotic tributes as strings of Japanese origami peace cranes. Some can be seen on digital archives, along with interviews of rescuers, survivors and volunteers.

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