A framed photograph and plaque gifted by the American Red Cross in appreciation for help by the British Red Cross Society after 9/11
2001-2002 Audio tour
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In the photograph, the two volunteers are wearing contrasting colours, identifying that they have come from two different organisations. The one in white is a British Red Cross volunteer and the one in red is an American Red Cross volunteer. This is a remarkable photograph as you can see them heading towards the site of the destruction that was once the Twin Towers to provide victims and workers with water. It is symbolic of the general feel around the world on September the 11th 2001, where everyone came together to help the United States during their moment of crisis.
The reason I was interested in this photograph and plaque is largely because of the cliche, ‘a picture paints a thousand words’. I wanted to research one source solely based on how the British Red Cross responded in the immediate aftermath of a crisis and I feel that this photograph is a prime example of the humanitarian aid that they provide. The photograph and plaque show how in a moment of crisis the British Red Cross rush immediately to the scene to give support. This was true of the 9/11 attack and continues to be true well into the 21st Century.
Audio recording by Bethan Crowden (volunteer), Cardiff
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