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THE CAROUSEL OF INSANITY CONTINUES

 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:54 pm    Post subject: THE CAROUSEL OF INSANITY CONTINUES
From Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:00 am to Sat Feb 03, 2007 1:59 am (included)
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The WTC Memorial Foundation never ceases to amaze.

The day after the public is made aware that steel beams were found after five years under the Haul Road they release this.

Talk about not having any compassion for the families who continue to be traumatized by this carousel of insanity that the mayor calls a comprehensive search.

What’s next? A press event at which they will ask the families to sign the recently discovered beams and add them to this tour.

We wouldn’t put it past them

Put It Above Ground

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, February 1, 2007

WTC MEMORIAL FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES PLAN TO LAUNCH
NATIONAL OUTREACH TOUR

Interactive Exhibition Featuring Steel Beams for Memorial and Museum Will Travel Across the Country

The World Trade Center Memorial Foundation today announced that it will launch a national outreach tour later this year to raise awareness about building the Memorial, create a broad base of regional support and raise funds for the project. The tour will center on a multi-city interactive exhibition, featuring actual steel beams which will be used to construct the Memorial and Museum.

The national outreach tour will provide the public with an opportunity to be a part of building the Memorial and Museum. The tour will reach approximately fifteen to twenty local markets across the United States and will feature steel beams fabricated to build the Memorial and Museum, along with information on the project and opportunities to make donations. Through local, interactive events, individuals may have an opportunity to sign their name to the steel beams or offer messages to be archived at the Memorial and Museum. In addition to viewing and signing the beams, the tour will include an exhibition that would allow the public to view renderings or models of the Memorial, and hear stories from September 11th family members, survivors and some of the first responders who so heroically performed that day. The tour will be supported through integrated marketing, advertising, merchandising, and public relations strategies.

WTC Memorial Foundation Chairman Mayor Bloomberg said, The campaign to build the Memorial is about honoring our nations history and every American should have an opportunity to be a part of this important effort. Last week, we surpassed the $253 million fundraising milestone thanks to the support of nearly 30,000 donors. We hope that the tour will help raise awareness and encourage thousands of other people from across the country to support building what will become a lasting national tribute.

WTC Memorial Foundation President & CEO Joe Daniels said, The events of September 11, 2001 had a tremendous impact on people across the country and a truly successful campaign to build the World Trade Center Memorial and Museum requires the participation of the American public.

The national tour will provide the public with a direct way to get involved in this historic project and we look forward to launching this exciting outreach campaign later this year.

The national tour is expected to be the focus of the Foundations broad-based fundraising campaign for the year 2007. The Memorial is expected to become a national symbol with more than 5 million annual visitors in the first three years that it is open and already thousands of visitors from across the country and around the world visit the site each day.

The Foundation today released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for marketing, public relations, and/or strategic planning consulting services for the creation and execution of the tour. Given the Foundations non-profit status, the firm is expected to keep service costs at a minimum and work with the Foundation to identify and secure sponsorship opportunities, as well as in-kind donations.

The RFP can be downloaded on the Foundations website at http://www.buildthememorial.org/.

The Foundation has made substantial progress in its fundraising campaign, with over $108 million raised in less than four months. To date, over $253 million has been raised from more than 29,735 individuals representing all fifty states and 23 foreign nations.

ABOUT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

The World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, Inc. is the not-for-profit corporation founded in 2005 to realize the Memorial quadrant at the World Trade Center site. The Foundation will raise the funds, oversee the design, and operate the Memorial and the Memorial Museum located on 8 of the 16 acres of the site.

The Memorial will remember and honor the thousands of people who died in the horrific attacks of February 26th, 1993 and September 11th, 2001. The design, "Reflecting Absence," created by Michael Arad and Peter Walker consists of two voids that reside in the footprints of the original Twin Towers surrounded by a plaza of oak trees. The Arad/Walker design was selected from a design competition which included more than 5,000 entrants from 63 nations.

In July 2006, the Foundation launched a national advertising campaign to help raise the funds needed for construction and planning of the Memorial and Museum.
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