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"The Rose Campaign" Launched as Effort to Remember the Victims of 9/11

by Rose Campaign

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A new effort to create a lasting memorial to the victims of the 9/11 attacks has been born. The organization, named "The Rose Campaign", is seeking sponsors for the delivery of a dozen roses to Ground Zero for each victim that fell on that fateful day.

The effort will be coordinated by Mr. Carlos Alvarez, an actor who visited Ground Zero in the early days following the events. "It was a communal experience for the United States that transcended into people's personal lives in a way few things in history have. We need to honor that."

He notes, "having 33,600 roses at the site is a small but beautiful reminder of those who passed. By setting up a trust to guarantee that it is done every single year, we hope to help keep their memory alive."

The task, while small, is daunting.

"It's a lot of flowers. We're hoping to get corporate and individual sponsors who will have a recurring involvement in the effort on a yearly basis. We also hope to coordinate our efforts with a major flower vendor. It would make things a lot easier."

The most important question is "Why?". Mr. Alvarez responds, "America went through a structural change on September 11 -- for the first time, our borders were breached, and we paid a heavy price for it. I think it's important for us to find ways of remembering the victims and educating future generations about the enormity of what transpired. A hundred years from now, people who never saw the Twin Towers will hopefully see over thirty thousand flowers arrive in front of a building in downtown Manhattan every September. They are bound to ask that same question -- 'Why?' By asking it, and seeking out an answer, they will be honoring those that fell there."

The most important question is "Why?". Mr. Alvarez responds, "America went through a structural change on September 11 -- for the first time, our borders were breached, and we paid a heavy price for it. I think it's important for us to find ways of remembering the victims and educating future generations about the enormity of what transpired. A hundred years from now, people who never saw the Twin Towers will hopefully see over thirty thousand flowers arrive in front of a building in downtown Manhattan every September. They are bound to ask that same question -- 'Why?' By asking it, and seeking out an answer, they will be honoring those that fell there."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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