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|Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:27 pm Post subject: 9/11 Intimate Ceremony of Remembrance 9/8
From Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:00 pm to Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:00 pm (included)
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Contact: Cathy Mazzo Marketing Manager August 24, 2010
(631) 297-0411 Voice
(631) 761-8676 Fax
9/11 Intimate Ceremony of Remembrance
at 130 Motor Parkway in Hauppauge, NY on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 12-2pm
Freedom Tower Cornerstone Memorial Garden preserves the memory of those lost on 9/11/01
Hauppauge, NY On September 8th from 12-2pm, Innovative Stone is planning an intimate ceremony of remembrance and viewing of the Freedom Tower Cornerstone. Keynotes include: John Feal, President & Founder of the FealGood Foundation, representing 9/11 First Responders, Jennifer McNamara, Widow of Firefighter & 9/11 First Responder John McNamara and Sara Wingerath, MPA, Director of Mentoring for Tuesdays Children.
This years ceremony will include prayers and performances by Jaimy Lynn Productions, Vocalist/Violinist, and The Harbormen Barbershop Chorus, with over 16+ members performing. There will be 11 White Peace Doves released during the ceremony, symbolizing 9-11. The ceremony is free to the public, with lunch and beverages served afterwards, sponsored by Applebees and Coca-Cola Enterprises.
As reported by 60 Minutes last February, the Freedom Tower Cornerstone is a historical monument, unveiled by Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Pataki on July 4, 2004, at the ground breaking ceremony marking the rebuilding of the new World Trade Center. Innovative Stone proudly embraced the Freedom Tower Cornerstone project and remains forever dedicated to its protection and moral compass. The 20 ton Freedom Tower Cornerstone was set into hallowed ground on July 4th, 2004 and, as construction progressed at the World Trade Center, was returned to Innovative Stones care in 2006.
We view this ceremony and the Freedom Tower cornerstone not only as an opportunity for us to remember those that lose their lives on 9/11, but also as a symbol of hope and peace for our country and the world. said Karen Pearse, CEO, Innovative Stone. We were honored to donate the Freedom Tower Cornerstone. Now were honored to have it home with us, where it is easily accessible for all to see.
John Feal, 9/11 Responder, Advocate, Kidney Donor and recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, participated in last years ceremony, 9 years ago we witnessed the worst terrorist attacks in the history of our great nation. 2751 innocent lives were lost to senseless violence. The resolve and testament of the American people was tested. Everyday heroes became heroes on the big stage, ordinary people became larger than life with their own heroic efforts. This nation came together as one unified army of Americans fighting ignorance & evil. Sadly we have lost over 900 men & woman since those dark hours of 9/11/01 to 9/11 related illnesses.
On September 8th at Innovative Stone, we will honor and remember those lost on 9/11/01 and those we continue to lose from their heroic actions. I want to thank Karen Pearse and everyone at Innovative Stone, our extended family, for being the gold standard of Long Island businesses who every year continues to keep us in their prayers and thoughts.
This amazing company has set the bar high for others to emulate and follow in remembering the sacrifice great individuals made for their country. Your compassion and dedication, your generosity and willingness to give back to these heroes bring tears to my eyes.
Hundreds attended the rededication of the new Freedom Tower Cornerstone Memorial Garden at 130 Motor Parkway in Hauppauge, New York on September 11th 2009. The memorial park is situated in front of Innovative Stones headquarters on Long Island.
Cathy Mazzo, Innovative Stones Marketing Manager, oversaw the rededication ceremony last year, It was a coming together of community to create and dedicate the Freedom Tower Cornerstone Memorial Garden. From designing the garden, to building the stones pedestal, delivering and planting shrubberies, laying stone walkways, and then publicizing the event, area businesses made this happen, said Mazzo. Its an example of community spirit and unity at the highest level, just like the days following 9/11.
The Freedom Tower Cornerstone inscription reads: TO HONOR AND REMEMBER THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 AND AS A TRIBUTE TO THE ENDRUING SPIRIT OF FREEDOM.
For more information about the ceremony, please call Cathy Mazzo at 631-297-0411 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.