The World Speaks
Publication Date: August 2011
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Lee Ielpi, a retired New York City firefighter who lost his son on Sept. 11, 2001, is co-founder of the Tribute WTC Visitors Center at ground zero. The center, which celebrates the lives of the victims, has collected reflections of visitors in a new book. More at NPR.org
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“It's very heartwarming to read the thoughts of the people that come to the Tribute WTC Visitor Center. We are so grateful to see that so many people around the world have been inspired by our city's resilience.” –Robert De Niro
“This heartbreaking and breathtaking collection of remembrances is deeply personal yet universal. The eloquent simplicity of these reflections is a moving tribute to both the survivors and the victims of that terrible day. Reading this wonderful book reminds us that our sense of community and our essential humanity remain strong.” —Vartan Gregorian, President, Carnegie Corporation of New York; Former President, Brown University; Former President, New York Public Library
"The voices from the postcards left at Ground Zero are unbearably poignant. The letters written by family members are raw with emotion that never fades, even years later. . . . These simple, powerful words will linger with me. I urge you to read these letters." --from the Foreword by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani
"Left by visitors from 120 countries, these poignant drawings and notes express pain, sympathy and hope." —People Magazine
". . . passionate tributes left by visitors to ground zero collected by Lee Ielpi." —New York Times