Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Take Back the Memorial update

Here is an e-mail I received from , and I thought I should share it with you. Please pay close attention.
Greetings Supporters!
We have received several emails asking if the rally is still on and the answer is YES!

We had considered postponing the rally because of the tragic events in the Gulf Cost, but New York Officials have not stopped their efforts to raise funds for the International Freedom Center (IFC) and there is no time for inaction. Yesterday, New York Mayor, Mike Bloomberg, urged American corporations to continue to fund his vision of a 9/11 memorial, one that includes the IFC.

Over the course of the last ten days, we have channeled our energies into Katrina relief. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the victims in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. But New York Officials are moving ahead aggressively to ensure the IFC remains part of the memorial to the heroes of 9/11. For that reason, the rally must take place as scheduled.

So stories in the Washington Post that have begun referring to the campaign to take back the memorial in the past tense are wrong. To take a cue from Mark Twain, the reports of our demise have been greatly exaggerated.

The IFC, the LMDC, Governor Pataki and Mayor Bloomberg are not off the hook.

With the plight of our fellow Americans in the wake of Katrina, our tone will change. However, our determination and our message will not. The International Freedom Center must go.

We look forward to seeing you there!

WHERE TO MEET
At the World Trade Center Site (corners of Church and Liberty Streets in front of the stage)
TIME
Program will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 10:30 a.m.
SIGNS
Family Member Group members will have a limited number of signs to hand out. Please feel free to bring a signs. All signs should reflect the message: No politics where heroes died - The IFC Must Go.
RALLY PROGRAM
*Rally Welcome and Moment of Silence and Reflection, Anthony Gardner, Brother of Harvey Joseph Gardner III
*Nondenominational Prayer Frank Siller, Brother of Firefighter Stephen Siller, 9/11 Families for Katrina Relief
*Edie Lutnick, Sister of Gary Lutnick
*Jim Slevin, Uniformed Firefighters Association
*Jack Lynch, Father of Firefighter Michael Lynch
*Michael Burke, Brother of Captain William Burke
*Closing Remarks, Patricia Reilly, Sister of Lorraine Lee
*God Bless America, performed by Patrick Lynch, Brother of Firefighter Michael F. Lynch
Take Back the Memorial Rally organizers will be available for Q & A at designated press risers.
Thank you for all your support. People who live in the NYC area, please find time in your daily schedule to attend. We need you there, because numbers seem to be the only thing that matter to the MSM. Unless, of course, if you are protesting against the war.

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