Butterflies, Blue Skies For ‘A Special Rose’
|More than 100 people gathered on the boardwalk at Beach 124 Street as it was re-named “Lisa King-Johnson Promenade” last Saturday afternoon in a ceremony officiated by City Councilman Joseph Addabbo Jr., standing at microphone. King-Johnson, a 12-year resident of Rockaway Park was an investment banker for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. She was killed on September 11, 2001. Addabbo recalled that King-Johnson was active in her community, and he thanked her for the fine weather.
Reverend Louis DeGaetano, of St. Francis de Sales, gives the invocation.
Family members and friends release Monarch butterflies from their white triangular packages into the sunny skies.
Councilman Addabbo stands with Jim Johnson holding a replica street sign like the one unveiled that day.
Theresa Fox called her close friend Lisa “a special rose in the garden of heaven.”
King-Johnson’s husband, Jim Johnson, laid this plaque on the north side of the boardwalk on the morning of the ceremony, in memory of his late wife.
King-Johnson’s parents Nester Rodriguez and Carole Vice gaze at the plaque laid in their daughter’s memory.
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