Editor's Note: It's two days from Christmas and we take a moment to remember all those men and women who are no longer with us because of the ongoing AIDS epidemic and to acknowledge these small gestures of their memory.
It may have taken 14 years to erect but New York City finally has a granite bench with a view of the Hudson. Sure it doesn't sound like much, this little bench, but what it stands for is very special.
The inscription reads "I can sail without wind, I can row without oars, but I cannot part from my friend without tears" and that bench is New York City's AIDS Memorial.
Even though you might not be in The City That Never Sleeps take a moment to think about those who have gone, and thank NYC for their granite gesture of support.