WAWZ To Create 'Empty Shoe Memorial'
August 27, 2007 at 9:46 AM (PT)
PILLAR OF FIRE Christian AC WAWZ (STAR 99.1)/NEW YORK is commemorating the loss of life on SEPTEMBER 11 with an empty shoe memorial. On SEPTEMBER 11th, 2007, a field on WESTON CANAL ROAD in ZAREPHATH, NJ, will be filled with 2, 974 pairs of shoes, one pair to represent each life lost on that date. An AMERICAN flag will be placed with each pair of shoes.
With construction underway at GROUND ZERO, the memorial held there each year has been moved off site. With that media focus, WAWZ and the morning show “JOHNNY STONE IN THE MORNING” decided to collect shoes to create this memorial. Starting at 6a (ET) with the morning show, the shoes will be in place and everyone is invited to the field.
“This area of the country and the families that live here were greatly affected by that day six years ago. We want to give people a moment to pause and remember,” said PD/morning host JOHNNY STONE.
The site for this memorial is a field directly across from the bridge to ZAREPHATH, NJ. SOMERSET CHRISTIAN ACADEMY is the closest building on that side of the road and its address is 595 Weston Canal Rd., SOMERSET, NJ 08873.