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9-11 Memorial Chairs
 
 
 
 


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Like many other Americans on 9-11-01, I felt helpless and stunned as I watched the twin towers fall. I knew I had to do something but I wanted to do something that would last longer than money. I knew I couldn't do anything for those who had died, so, two days later I decided to make rocking chairs for the New York City and Pentagon survivors.

The laser-engraved chairs serve as a memorial to those who died and a comfort to the survivors. I wanted the chairs to be used and not just on display. I couldn't be happier with FDNY Commissioner Thomas Von Essen's decision to place their chair in the Cornell Burn Center of the New York City Hospital. Families of burn victims will be able to use the chair for years to come.

I was told the Pentagon memorial rocking chair has been placed in the Pentagon's Memorial Musuem and that visitors will be able to use the chair as they pay tribute to those who died on 9-11-01.

 

 

 


 
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