September 20, 2011
St. John’s University hosted the United in Memory 9/11 Victims
Memorial Quilt at its Staten Island Campus from September 10-12,
The University once again partnered with the United in Memory
Foundation (organizers of the quilt from Long Beach, CA) and
Where-To-Turn, an organization based on Staten Island that provides
assistance to the families of 9/11 victims. Family members and
friends of 9/11 victims gathered for a private reception and
viewing of the quilt on Friday evening, September 9, prior to the
public viewing of the quilt which ran
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Corey Gammel, CEO and founder of United in Memory, was so compelled
by the events of 9/11 that he felt the need to do something to
commemorate those lost on that fateful day. His idea of the United
in Memory 9/11 Victims Memorial Quilt Exhibit was born and it has
toured the country since its inception.
The quilt measures 16,000 square feet in length and was made by
more than 3,000 volunteers from 17 countries who all participated
in making memorial blocks for the victims. Each victim killed in
the 9/11 tragedy has their own personalized memorial block
dedicated to them.
For more information about the United in Memory 9/11 Victims
Memorial Quilt, please visit www.unitedinmemory.net.
For information about the Where-to-Turn Foundation, visit www.where-to-turn.org or
call (718) 619-2371.