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9/11 Memorial Wall on June 25, 2004

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Front (above) with over 2000 hand-painted tiles by local artists.
Back of wall (below, not quite finished) tells the Rotary centennial story.
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During the 2003-2004 Rotary year, District 7230 contributed 100% of the costs to build the memorial 9/11 wall, located at Webb Field in Hartsdale, New York, in Westchester County. The wall cost $43,000 to build and includes about 2000 tiles painted by residents of Westchester highlighting their impressions of the 9/11 tragedy. This is the largest 9/11 memorial in the world at the present time --- itís 100 feet long and 8 feet high located at busy Central Ave.

In return, the Rotary District was provided with the back of the wall, which faces the park rather than the street and will be an artistic marvel. Jennifer Dragon, a Rotary Ambassador Scholar, was sent to Italy to further her art studies. She has so kindly contributed her time and artistic effort constructing the wall together with the help of artists who will help her paint.

A ceremony took place at the wall on Friday, June 25th, 2004, to unveil the wall and celebrate this accomplishment. Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said that the town will also work to enhance the landscaping around the wall to highlight itís significance. This is a wall that people will appreciate for years to come.

Lou Del Rosario, Special Assistant to the District Governor David Sullivan, said that the Rotary district is very proud to be able to be part of this memorial to show their involvement in the communities of Westchester.

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DG Sullivan Unveils the wall on 6/25/2004
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This is the artist's rendering of the artistic plan for the Wall.
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The artist, Jen Williams-Dragon, is a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar who studied art in Italy

Here Jen Dragon explains the story line to the audience gathered in Webb Park on June 25, 2004
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At the beginning...
Here artist Jen Dragon begins the design of the blank wall, with Barbara Del Rosario assisting.
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PDGs Voves and Nygreen discuss the Wall
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Audience on June 25, 2004 watches the unveiling
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