WAWZ/New York City Prepares For Weekend's 'Empty Shoe Memorial'
September 7, 2011 at 5:34 AM (PT)
This weekend PILLAR OF FIRE Christian AC WAWZ (STAR 99.1)/NEW YORK CITY will be commemorating the loss of life on 9/11 with an EMPTY SHOE MEMORIAL.
Since JUNE, listeners have been donating shoes to the radio station in preparation for the 9/11 EMPTY SHOW MEMORIAL to be held in OCEAN GROVE, NJ, starting on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th. Each pair of shoes will be placed with an American flag in AUDITORIUM SQUARE PARK to represent each of the 2,974 lives lost on SEPTEMBER 11th, 2001. The exhibit will be on display from SEPTEMBER 9th through SEPTEMBER 12th from dawn to dusk.
The memorial was originally scheduled to be held in ZAREPHATH, NJ, on the campus that houses WAWZ but the campus suffered almost total devastation from HURRICANE IRENE.
"We are thrilled that the OCEAN GROVE CAMP MEETING ASSOCIATION (OGCMA) has graciously offered to let us use their beautiful grounds for the memorial. The OGCMA and STAR 99.1 FM stand together in never wanting to forget the heartbreaking events of SEPTEMBER 11, 2001, but we also think it’s important to look to the future with hope. Each pair of shoes will represent on life lost one 9/11 but they too will have a future, bringing hope to someone who might not be able to afford a pair of shoes of their own," said Promotions Manager JENNIFER GARIBAY-WEISS.
At the conclusion of the memorial, shoes will be donated to help those locally and around the world who cannot afford to purchase shoes or who were impacted by HURRICANE IRENE.
For more information about the memorial or STAR 99.1's flood relief efforts, visit star991fm.com or contact JENNIFER GARIBAY-WEISS at (732) 713-8303.