The 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York announced on Sunday that they will donate two trees to Norway as a sign of solidarity and community regarding the July 22 terrorist attack.
The trees originate from a tree that was found destroyed during the clean-up after the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 in New York. The tree was taken care of and has been named “The Survivor Tree”. Every year, the museum donates trees grown from seeds from this tree to various parts of the world that have been exposed to terror and tragedy.
The two trees for Norway will be donated to the government quarter and Utøya, the government stated in a press release.
“This tree is a reminder of resilience, survival, and new life after terror. The 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York is an important ally in the fight to increase knowledge about what is a dark part of our history. It is through more knowledge and increased tolerance that we build the strongest protection against terrorism and extreme attitudes,” said Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H).
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