THE MOHAWK VALLEY 9-11 MEMORIAL PARK
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April 21, 2005 The unveiling of The Mohawk Valley 9-11 Memorial Park took place at The Hotel Utica from 5:00 to 7:00pm. A Non-Profit Organization, the committee is composed of Timothy J. Julian, Mayor/Public Safety Commissioner - Chairman; Brian Brooks, Town of Whitestown Councilman; Richard Hazard, Financial Advisor; Russell Brooks II, Utica Fire Dept. Chief; Marlene B. Brown, Children's Museum Executive Director; Randal Caldwell, Maynard Fire Department Captain; Brian McQueen, Whitesboro Fire Department Past Chief; Joseph Carrado, 9/11 Memorial Designer DOT; Christopher Reynolds & Paul M. Evans, DOT Landscape Architects; Ann Coupe, Author Valient Men, Trina Gigliotti. Download Agenda * O.D. article * Mission Statement.


Utica Fire Cheif Russell Brooks prior to ceremony

Members of various fire departments gather

Committee member Marlene Brown & Chair Mayor Tim Julian

Oneida County Executive Joe Griffo looks over display

Color guard lined up, ready to go

Bagpiper Dan Murphy set to lead them

Guests arrive for Ceremony, Above & Right


Crowd & media mingle, Above & Right

Fire Department honor guard members

Fire Department Chiefs

Bagpiper Murphy leads the honor guard in

The Utica FD honor guard

Approaching the riser

Committee members Brian Brooks, Richard Hazard, and Committee Chair Utica Mayor Tim Julian

Committee member Brian Brooks opens the program

Pastor Mike Servello, Jr. gives opening prayer

Utica Fire Chief Brooks leads the Pledge of Allegiance

Committee member Richard Hazard introduces dignitaries

Utica Mayor Tim Julian, Chairman of the Mohawk Valley 9/11 Memorial Project, delivers the main presentation

Capt. Randal Caldwell reads Proclamation from NYS Governor George Pataki

Guests stand for presentation of American flag

Fire Marshall Dan Trevisani escorts Mrs. Winifred Kauth who lost her son Donald Jr. at The World Trade Center on 9/11

Mrs. Kauth accepts flag flown over the U. S. Capital (acquired from Congressman Boehlert) from Mayor Julian

Mayor Julian and Fire Officials step back to hear Mrs. Kauth

Brian Brooks introduces her to the audience

She humbly and proudly accepts the flag on behalf of her son and all Mohawk Valley residents who died on 9/11

Escorted back to her seat

The Mayor & Fire officials get set to unveil the Memorial

It's half way there!

The beautiful memorial design by Joseph Carrado, which will find its permanent home in Proctor Park, Utica

The closing prayer

The retirement of the guard

Leaving the risers, led again by the bagpipes

The guests reverently watch

A somber & special moment

Guests sharing their thoughts with the Mayor

And the reception begins with the band playing and folks enjoying

A good time for a worthy cause

Enjoyed by local Mohawk Valley residents

 


Sept 11, 2004 Utica Fire Chief Russell Brooks opened a special ceremony to formally announce the “Mohawk Valley 9-11 Memorial Park” at Proctor Park, Utica, NY. Speakers included: NYS Senator Ray Meier, Utica Mayor Tim Julian, and NYS Assemblywoman RoAnn Destito. Prayer was offered by Fire Chaplain Father Joseph Salerno with song by Reverend Grady Kemp. Participants included the CNY 9-11 Board of Directors (Russell Brooks, Utica Fire Chief; Randy Caldwell, Atty at Law; Richard Hazard, Financial Advisor; Brian Brooks, Whitestown Councilman; Brian McQueen, Westmoreland Rd Principal & Whitesboro Fire Chief; Marlene Brown, Executive Director, The Children’s Museum; Joseph Carrado, DOT artist; Christopher Reynolds and Paul Evans, DOT landscape architects). Also in attendance were members of several CNY Fire Departments, both career and volunteer units. Illustrations of the memorial were unveiled.



The crowd begins to gather

As do fire departments from throughout CNY

Senator Ray Meier and Utica Police Chief Allen Pylman share a moment

Participants included several career and volunteer units

Sketches of the proposed memorial were on display

A closeup of the proposed Memorial

Utica Chief Fire Marshall Dan Trevisani

WKTV was there to record the event

L to R: Utica Common Council President Pat Donovan, Children's Museum Director Marlene Brown, and Utica Councilperson Teresa Wojnas share a moment

Included in the above group: Deerfield Chief, Brian McQueen, Whitesboro Fire Chief and Roger Sabia, Rome Fire Chief

Utica Fire Chief Russell Brooks opens the ceremony


Dignitaries and board members are recognized

Dave Surprenant sings the National Anthem

Utica Fire & Police Chaplain Father Joseph Salerno offers prayer

Utica Mayor Tim Julian addresses the group

NYS Senator Ray Meier delivers keynote address

Amanda sings "Amazing Grace"

NYS Assemblywoman RoAnn Destito addresses the group

Reverend Grady Kemp closes singing "God Bless America"

Whitesboro Fire Chief Brian McQueen, Maynard Fire Chief Dan Crossway, and Utica Fire Department Administrative Chief Frank Suppa observe a moment of silence. Read more in Utica Observer-Dispatch article.
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