Post-Syria, a 9/11 memorial note
On our visit to New York last week we did all the usual things, including Broadway Shows, museums, Ellis Island and such. But the thing that touched me most was the 9/11 Memorial, and the white roses placed placed on the victims’ names on their birthdays.
Every day a staff member checks a binder where the names are chronologically listed, noting whose birthday it would have been that day. They then place a white rose on each name.
George Mironis, a 9/11 survivor, often places the roses, even on his days off. Mikey “Flowers” Collarone of FloraTech, a little flower shop, provides the roses. He was an emergency medical technician who was among the responders on 9/11.
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It’s a wonderful memorial to the victims and a reminder to the rest of us that those names were real people, loving and loved – wives, husbands, fathers, mothers, sons and daughters who lost their lives that terrible day.
David Frank, Sacramento
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