Praying at the Armory Wall

photographed by Bronston Jones
The Armory on Lexington Avenue between 25th and 26th Streets housed the initial Family Assistance Center. As families waited in line to officially report their loved one missing, the walls of the Armory and adjacent buildings became covered in fliers. After a couple weeks the Family Center was moved from the Armory, but the fliers remained.

New Yorkers and visitors alike began visiting the Armory Wall to pay their respects to the victims and to share in the pain. Orange County, CA Sheriff Chaplain Harley Broviak shares a prayer with two women along the wall on the side of the Armory. Sights such as this weren't uncommon throughout the city.






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