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.