“Bhenghazi Heroes, Officer Rafael Ramos and Officer Wenjian Liu”


This beautiful little display that looks like a garden is located at the Doughboy Park in Woodside, Queens.  There is an arrangement that looks like a garden with little flags and pictures for each fallen Benghazi heroes along with a plaque holding the pictures of two on-duty NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu who were killed as a revenge for the death of Eric Garner and the shooting of Michael Brown.

The first Benghazi attack was on September 11, 2012 by members of Ansar al-Sharia resulting in the attack  of “…American diplomatic compound in Benghazi resulting in the deaths of U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith.  On September 12, 2012, the group launched a mortar attack against a CIA annex approximately one mile away, killing CIA contractors Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty and wounding ten others.”

When I first saw this it caught my heart, I felt saddened to know that these heroes and officers died in such an unjust way.  Officer Ramos and Liu were just doing their job and had no connection with the incidents that happened with Eric Garner and Michael Brown.  The attack towards the American diplomatic compound and CIA annex was wrong.  By having this little place as commemoration to remember them by gives a sense of peace and honor for these wonderful individuals.  May they rest in peace!





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