A group of Watertown students will be creating a tribute to the Massachusetts residents who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, and they seek help from the public.
The group will create the tribute at the Watertown Free Public Library, said Montserrat Llacuna, the 2022 Watertown Ambassador for Project 351 from Watertown Middle School, who is involved in the project.
“Now that 9/11 is approaching, my team and I would like to pay tribute to the lives of the MA residents that were lost in the 9/11 attacks,” Llacuna said. “For that, we are going to install a rock garden in front of the Public Library, but we need the help of the Watertown community to paint the 206 rocks that will be needed to represent all the people from MA that died that day in the attacks.”
On Wednesday, Aug. 31, the group will be in front of the Watertown Library painting rocks beginning at 9 a.m., and will be there until all the rocks are painted. The public is invited to help out.
“All ages are welcome, young and older. We want this to represent our Watertown community,” Llacuna said.
The installation will be done at the library on the evening of Sept. 9 and will remain for two weeks.
Thank you, Montserrat. This is a beautiful thing you are doing. Thank you for doing your part to see that we never forget.
It is good to know that the children are being taught about 9/11. Many young people have no idea of what happened and the significance of remembering it. I just heard that NY is not going to maintain a 9/11 memorial there. How sad is that! If we don’t remember our history and learn from it, it may well happen again. I didn’t hear about this in time to show up at the library. I hope you had a great response.
There is a permanent memorial to 9/11 at the World Trade Center site in New York.
It is on the site of the towers and preserves their footprints.
Not sure of your source.
This memorial is a lovely idea. I’m hoping planning for this memorial has included siting it well outside the dripline of the beautiful maple in front of the Library, so as not to disturb this significant city tree’s root system.