Ukraine, on March 14 2022, Bayonne, NJ covered Putin’s name on the
“Tear Drop” 9/11 memorial
“We will never take down this monument,” Mayor
Jimmy Davis said in a statement posted to social media. “We have, however,
taken steps to cover the name of Putin, due to his recent actions against the
people of Ukraine.”
the Struggle Against
it’s official name, was created in stone 17 years ago by Russian artist Zurab
Tsereteli. The monument is located at the end of the former Military Ocean
Terminal in the Port of New York and New Jersey.
mayor directed Tommy
Cotter, the city’s director of public works, to cover Putin’s name on two plaques, where it
appears in both English and Cryllic. “Basically what’s happening in Ukraine
right now is like a form of terrorism, the invasion of that country,” Cotter
told NBC New York news.
An impressive monument,
it is inscribed with the names of the 9/11 victims and was a gift from the
people of Russia.