PO Box 343
New York, New York 10034
Michael Hughes, Director
Flag of Honor Fund
Dear Friends and Neighbors:
Next week marks the 5th Anniversary of the devastating events of September 11, 2001.
In remembrance of all who were lost on that terrible day, there will be a Memorial Field of Flags
in Manhattan’s Inwood Hill Park. It is a place for honoring those who died; where everyone can
come to reflect, share their stories and to heal – a place for the rescue workers, the volunteers, all those who rushed to aid their fellow man and for the millions who watched in horror and disbelief.
The 9/11 Memorial Field is a garden of 3000 Flags of Honor and Flags of Heroes on 10’ flagpoles. Each Flag contains the names of every person who died as a result of the violent attacks of that day.
In addition, there will be flags representing the 92 nations that lost citizens. Visitors are encouraged to walk among the flags, to touch them and to read the names of those who died.
This four-day event will take place beginning Friday, September 8, 2006 at noon, at which
time there will be simple dedication ceremony. The Field will open each day thereafter at
8 am and will close at 10 pm.
On Saturday, Sept. 9, displays from the FDNY, the NYPD Emergency Services Unit and EMS will be open for public viewing, including a water display by the Fire Department Marine Unit, which will take place at 4:15 pm.
On Sunday, Sept 10, at 1 pm, there will be a commemorative ceremony with music and many dignitaries. On Monday morning, between 8:46 am and 10:03 am there will be a quiet commemoration of the tragic events of September 11, 2001.
In addition to the garden of 3000 flags, the World Memorial Sculpture, an 18’ tall tribute to the World Trade Center and other 9/11 artwork will be on display and local musicians will be providing ambient music throughout the weekend.
The Memorial Field Committee and the people of Inwood hope that you will join us at the Field over these four special days and that you will share the news of this event with your constituents, families and friends.
For more information, go to www.nyc911memorialfield.org.
You can also call Mike Hughes at 917-523-3754, John Michelotti at 203-273-0331 or
Susan Russell (212) 928-1322 or (917) 405-5743.
We look forward to sharing this beautiful memorial with you.
For the NYC 9/11 Memorial Field
September 8 -11, 2006
At the Soccer Field between 214th and 218th Street near Indian Road
A Train - Take the A Train to the last stop 207th Street/Isham Street. If you are in the last car of the train (near the handicap elevator), proceed west to Seaman Avenue, then north to Isham Street. If you are in the front of the train, you can exit onto Isham Street. Walk west to Seaman Avenue and proceed north into the park.
By car: From the West Side Highway. Take the Dyckman Street exit from northbound or southbound lanes. From northbound, follow the exit around until you reach Broadway. (4 blocks) Turn left and proceed north. From southbound, follow the exit downhill and make a left onto Dyckman Street. Dyckman Street going west does not continue through to Broadway, so make a left onto Seaman Avenue and proceed north. Seaman Avenue runs parallel to Broadway and will take you to the area of the park.
From the FDR/Harlem River Drive. Take the service road until it ends at the intersection of 10th Avenue & Dyckman Street. Bear left onto Dyckman Street and continue west until you reach Broadway. (5 Blocks) Turn right onto Broadway and proceed north.
There are two entrances to the park that allow easy access to the field: one at Isham Street and one at 218th Street. Street parking in the neighborhood is difficult, although there are parking facilities in the area. It is recommended that you park anywhere you can in the area and proceed to park on foot.
There will be signs and volunteers directing people to the Field and the other displays in the park.