March 14th, 2012
Dear Families and Friends,
What a beautiful day! As the daffodils in our gardens begin to bloom, it makes me think of the wonderful gift of The Daffodil Project - a joint endeavor between NY4P and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. The Daffodil Project was founded in response to the attacks of September 11th as a memorial, that would raise the spirits of New Yorkers and revitalize parks and communities throughout the five boroughs. Volunteers plant bulbs all over the city each fall, and in the spring, communities come together to celebrate their blooming as visible symbols of perseverance and restoration.
We chose to feature The Daffodil Project in the invitation to our March 24th Always Remember Interfaith Service because it reflects the theme of remembrance and healing. We are working with clergy members and musicians to create a beautiful service. The musicians will include cellist Nada Radulovich, and soloists Joan Carlo and Matt Thomas, under the direction of Galen Tate. These talented musicians performed at our 10th Anniversary Luncheon in NYC on September 11th. Their performance of God Bless America was very moving, and they are very excited about once again creating a very special program for us. Following the service, light refreshments will be served and we will visit the 9/11 Memorial.
As a reminder, the Always Remember Interfaith Service will take place at 10:30am on Saturday, March 24th at the historic St. Peter's Church, on the corner of Barclay and Church streets, just a few blocks from the 9/11 Memorial. This beautiful church, which was damaged in the attacks on the World Trade Center, plays an important role in our nation's history. It was founded when New York City was the capitol of the United States and it also served as a command station and a sanctuary for relief workers in the aftermath of 9/11.
I have included a copy of the invitation below. If you and your friends and family members would like to join us, please call Michelle Doherty at 203-966-4911 or email her at email@example.com to make your reservations. All of us at VOICES look forward to seeing you soon. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the beautiful weather!
For more information on the Daffodil Project visit:
Mary Fetchet & the VOICES Staff
Please Join Voices of September 11th
St. Peter's R.C. Church
10:30 AM, Saturday, March 24, 2012
22 Barclay Street (corner of Church Street)
Followed by a visit to the 9/11 Memorial
Admission is Free, Light Refreshments will be served
Reservations Required, Call Michelle at 203-966-3911 or
For more information visit www.voicesofsept11.org
|Why a Daffodil? The Daffodil Project was founded in response to the attacks of September 11 as a memorial, which would raise the spirits of New Yorkers and revitalize parks and communities. The Daffodil Project is a lasting tribute to the people who were lost and a symbol of remembrance and rebirth in the heart of what is common ground for all of the citizens of New York: their public parks.