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Making the glow eternal : He polishes the names of WTC victims

Mar 04, 2019 - Newsday (New York)

An aura of silence surrounds Jerry Mena as his hands gently polish the brass panels with engraved names of those killed in the 1993 and 2001 terrorist attacks.

Mena is their caretaker. He is one of 30 maintenance workers at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in lower Manhattan who preserves this last tribute to the nearly 3,000 who died.

"You really meditate here,'' Mena said on a recent morning at the memorial. "I hear the sound of the water in the pools and feel the n...