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Alzheimer’s Associate Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter Announces 9/11 Memorial & Remembrance Garden Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Honoring All Special Memories
Houston, TX (January, 2017) – After receiving an important artifact from the remains of the September 11, 2001 Twin Towers sight, the Alzheimer’s Associate Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter is proud to announce the ribbon cutting ceremony of the 9/11 Memorial and Remembrance Garden. In August of 2016, Richard Elbein, CEO of Alzheimer’s Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter, was proud to receive a portion of steel raft from the PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) station which was in the World Trade Center basement. This 700-pound artifact was kept by the Alzheimer’s Associate as a memorial sight and gardens were constructed to house it at the Chapter’s headquarters.
“On 9/11, our first responders bravely set aside concern for their own safety in order to serve others. On a family scale caregivers set aside their own lives every day to care for someone they love. Our hope is that this new monument will be a space that honors the brave men and women who worked courageously on 9/11 and all those who dedicate their lives to the service of others,” Elbein says. The memorial and remembrance gardens will do just this, by honoring those train operators who saved so many lives on 9/11 while the Twin Towers collapsed above them. The following inscription will be displayed with the recovered artifact:
September 11th, 2001 Memorial & Remembrance Gardens
Dedicated to those lost and to those named and unnamed heroes who offer us hope in trying times.
“We are braver and wiser because they existed, those strong women and strong men… We are who we are because they were who they were. It’s wise to know where you come from, who called your name.”- Maya Angelou
This 14-foot section of Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) commuter train’s third rail honors PATH employees who saved thousands of commuters’ lives by continuing to operate trains as the Twin Towers collapsed above them.
The Alzheimer’s Association honors these memories as we do all special memories.
The Alzheimer’s Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter Staff and Board of Directors will welcome a gathering of community leaders and elected officials for the 9/11 World Trade Center Artifact ribbon cutting followed by a light reception on Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Alzheimer’s Association Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter
6055 South Loop East, Houston, Texas 77087
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