Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2019.139.185
Dimensions: 22.25 in X 18.25 in
Dimensions (Metric): 56.515 cm X 46.355 cm
Credit Line: Transferred from the New-York Historical Society
Handmade sign with the words "You Guys Rock" and "You are America's Best Heroes"written in bold colors.
On 9/11, officials closed the West Side Highway to all but emergency vehicles responding to the World Trade Center. It remained the main corridor for moving people and supplies to and from Ground Zero even after the highway reopened to all traffic. Individuals lined the road, supporting rescue and recovery workers with words of encouragement and applause. Stretching along West Street, Point Thank You became centered at the intersection of Christopher and West Streets.