Flag Raising In Tribute Park Honors Those Who Were Lost
Flag Raising In Tribute Park Honors Those Who Were Lost Chamber of Commerce President John Lepore, artist Patrick Clark and Community Board 14 District Manager Jon Gaska raise an American Flag over Tribute Park on Beach 116 Street in honor of those Rockaway residents who were lost in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Monsignor Martin Geraghty gives the opening prayer as residents and politicians look on.
A large crowd gathered for the September 11 ceremony at the new park, which is now expected to be dedicated on October 26.
Sulik stands by boulder that will one day soon be a memorial to all of the firefighters who died on September 11, 2001.
City Councilman Joseph Addabbo (left) speaks with Rabbi Melvyn May of the West End Temple.
Local realtor and activist Barbara Morris and John Hennessy, the manager of North Fork Bank, discuss the day’s events.
Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer and City Councilman Joe Addabbo discuss the coming park.
Local Artist Patrick Clark is now working on the glass cupola that will form the main tribute on the site.
Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Liz Sulik explains the site plan to Congressman Anthony Weiner.
Congressman Anthony Weiner stands with the two women who sang the Star Spangled Banner, Joanne Marnick (left) and Apryl Green.