Greenburgh is looking to restore its September 11 memorial wall as the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks approach.
In 2001, shortly after the attacks on the Twin Towers, a wall featuring more than 1,800 tiles illustrating Westchester County's impressions of 9/11 was installed in Richard Presser Park on Central Avenue. More than nine years later, several tiles have fallen off or become damaged due to the weather. The town is now looking for volunteers to help repair it.
"The wall honors and memorializes," said Greenburgh Town Clerk Judith Beville, who is heading the restoration initiative. "This is a symbol of honor and appreciation for the lives that were lost from this area on 9/11. It is significant that the town of Greenburgh installed the wall."
When first installed, the wall generated much interest from the community, said Town Supervisor Paul Feiner. Unfortunately, 300 of the 1,800 tiles broke over the past decade, so roughly 1,500 will be remounted.
Sarah Bracey White, director of Greenburgh's arts and culture council, is looking for assistance to prepare the tiles for re-installation. The work is expected to be completed in July in time for the tenth anniversary.
The Rotary Clubs have received a grant from Sam's Club to complete the restoration. The wall's original construction was paid for by the Rotary Clubs.
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