August 15, 2008
SPECIAL MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR 9-11 VICTIMS
AT OUR CHILDREN'S MEMORIAL WALKWAY IN FRAZIER PARK
Charlotte, NC-- Our Children's Memorial Walkway in Frazier Park, 1201 West Fourth Street, invites firefighters, police, emergency personnel, uptown workers and the general public to a special memorial service for those who lost their lives in the 9-11 attacks against America. This service will be Thursday, September 11 beginning promptly at 8:30am. At 8:47am, the time of the first attack on the World Trade Center, a large bell will toll, following which red, white, and blue balloons will be released into the air.
The observance will also include a bagpiper, prayer, and a long scroll with the names and pictures of thousands of the people who died on 9-11, including those in the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in the three airplanes. The scroll was made by Mothers of Murdered Offspring. Also on display will be "Flags of Remembrance," representing nationalities of people killed in the twin towers. The flags will be displayed in the shape of the twin towers, laid out in the field next to the walkway.
This is one of several memorial events held each year at Our Children's Memorial Walkway and garden. The walkway represents a partnership between Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation several grief groups including Hospice, Footprints Ministry, and Mothers of Murdered Offspring. The walkway contains the names of more than 800 people of all ages who have departed from this life. Their names are engraved on bricks in the walkway.
Anyone may purchase an engraved brick to memorialize anyone of any age who has died . The bricks carry names and/or short messages and sell for $50-$100, depending on size and message length. For more information contact Ms. Jerry Mudge at 704 509-6603 (home) or 704 517-1696 (cell) or check the website of Our Children's Memorial Walkway and garden:
Our Children's Memorial Walkway is a 501(c)(3) corporation and is now accepting major donations for upkeep of the garden. See the website for details.