SUNDAY, May 7th, 2017
The Wall & Tribute Walk
The Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance in MCU (formerly KeySpan ) Park stands as a graceful and beautiful tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11th, 2001. Comprised of 3 30 x 12 foot granite walls, the Coney Island memorial contains the laser-engraved images of 346 Firefighters, 37 Port Authority Officers, 23 NYC Police Officers, 3 NYS Officers, 1 Fire Patrol, First responders and 1 K-9 Rescue dog named Sirius. Touched by the magnitude of their sacrifice, Brooklyn-born and raised Sol Moglen conceived of the idea for a memorial . On the Wall, their portraits form a powerful, unforgettable testament, eloquently spoken, reminding us these are real people behind the names and numbers of September 11.
MCU Park- home of the Brooklyn Cyclones- is the perfect setting for the Wall of Remembrance; Coney Island is a historic and beloved site along the ocean. Families come here for comfort, not for grief. To hear the sound of children laughing, feel the sun’s warmth and listen to the quiet voice of the ocean. It was fitting that New York City’s first memorial to 9/11 would be here, in Brooklyn. Fully a third of the responders who died on 9/11 either lived or worked in the Borough. Since its inception, the Wall of Remembrance has become recognized for its beautiful and meaningful tribute to these men and women. Remembering is our responsibility and learning from them is our honor.
Don’t just remember them on 9/11. The lives we celebrate on the Wall of Remembrance deserve to be remembered more for the lives they lived, than their deaths. As time goes on we will be adding biographical information and portraits.
STILL AVAILABLE- limited copies left.The Wall of Remembrance Foundation is dedicated to the memory of those who sacrificed themselves to save others. It was only fitting that we publish a 10th Anniversary Tribute to these men and Women. The book was presented as a gift to each responder’s family and is available on our website
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