September 11th Memorial Plans To Be Unveiled

Share Article

29 Victims with Ties to Greenwich Community Remembered in Public Campaign

Plans for the September 11th Memorial in Greenwich will be officially unveiled and a public campaign launched to raise funds for the Memorial on Monday, September 9th. The Memorial will honor 29 people with ties to Greenwich who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. The September 9th event is open to the public and will take place at 11 a.m. at Riverside Yacht Club in Riverside, CT.

“All the money raised to build the Memorial will be 100% privately funded from people in our community,” said James Ritman, President of the Greenwich Community Projects Fund, the non-profit community service organization that is spearheading the campaign. “This is our community’s gift of remembrance – from private citizens – to our town and to future generations.”

The theme of the campaign is A Gift…to Remember. “The 29 lost left behind a legacy of love and ultimate sacrifice,” continued Mr. Ritman. “It seems only fitting that as a compassionate community we unite to build a lasting Memorial that is easily accessible year-round for affected families and the entire community to visit, reflect and remember.”

Dana Noonan, who lost her childhood sweetheart and husband, Robby, on 9/11 stated, “Last year, my son was in eighth grade when he learned about 9/11 in school. It’s so important that our children, at the appropriate age, understand and learn from this very sad day in all of our lives.” Donations raised will also provide educational resources for students of today, too young to remember 9/11 - and for generations to come - so they too can better understand the impact of this pivotal day in our nation’s history.

The new Cos Cob Park, scheduled to open later in 2014, will be the site of the September 11th Memorial. The location was selected for its ease of access throughout the year and idyllic waterfront setting overlooking Greenwich’s historic Cos Cob Harbor.

“Our design was inspired by the Towers of Light, a powerful and moving memorial that marked the spot where the towers once stood after the ground zero site was cleared,” said Charles Hilton, President of Charles Hilton Architects and designers of the Memorial. “We sought to capture that powerful and ethereal expression in a permanent form for the new Greenwich September 11th Memorial,” he concluded. The design features two clear glass towers clad with an American flag motif with each strip containing the names of those lost in the attacks with ties to Greenwich. Each tower stands 12’ tall and 20” square.

To Donate: To make a donation or learn more about the September 11th Memorial/Greenwich, please go to: http://www.Sept11MemorialGreenwich.org or call David Rabin at (203) 869-1012.

September 11TH Memorial/Greenwich
In Loving Memory of:

Bryan Craig Bennett
Stephen Patrick Cherry
Kevin Francis Cleary
Kevin P. Connors
Brian Cummins
Michael Egan
Ulf Ericson
Bennett L. Fisher
Thomas Edward Galvin
Steven Glick
Donald Freeman Greene
Pedro Grehan
James Douglas Halvorson
Erik Hans Isbrandtsen
Joseph Lenihan
Adam J. Lewis
Teddy Maloney
Francis Noel McGuinn
Christopher D. Mello
Cheryl Monyak
Lindsay Stapleton Morehouse
Robert Walter Noonan
Mike A. Pelletier
Michael C. Rothberg
Jason E. Sabbag
Frederick T. Varacchi
Gregory Kamal Bruno Wachtler
Martin Phillips “Buff” Wohlforth
Charles A. Zion

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Visit website