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SEPTEMBER 30, 2006

Welcome to the Dedication of The Garden of Reflection

We are honored and proud to welcome you to this commemorative community event. Today we honor the eighteen Bucks County residents killed on September 11, 2001, as well as the 2,973 victims who also lost their lives.

Today, as we memorialize our loved ones, we renew our resolve to “Never Forget” and to ensure that future generations will remember the sacrifices made on September 11, 2001. Just as this Memorial Garden will contribute to our healing, we believe it will play a vital part in the rebuilding of our national spirit.

Without the dedication and support of so many individuals, organizations and volunteers, this day would simply not be possible. We thank you.

We hope the spirit and symbolism of the Garden of Reflection will endure in your hearts as it will in ours.

Ellen Saracini Grace Godshalk Tara Bane Family Committee Members

Valerie Mihalek, Dedication Ceremony Coordinator

Liuba P. Lashchyk, AIA
ARCHITECT
Building Restoration, Inc.
David Lee Biddle
GENERAL CONTRACTOR
Terry Fedorchak, Manager
Lower Makefield Township
PROJECT MANAGER

PROGRAM OF EVENTS

Prelude .................................The Commencement Brass
Amazing Grace (John Newton) John Bachalis, Conductor
Images for Brass America in Conflict followed by The Navy Hymn

Presentation of Colors .........Lower Southampton Police
Honor Guard – All Stand

National Anthem ..............................................All Sing
(Francis Scott Key)

Tribute Flag Proclamation
Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick
Presentation to Memorial Presentation to Pilots
Stephen Verdi (Captain American Airlines)
Samuel F. Irvin, III (Major USAFR)
Peter Maniscalco (Captain American Airlines)

Toll of the Bell .........Lawrence Newman, President
Yardley-Makefield Fire Company
_ Honoring the Seventeen Bucks County Victims
_ Honoring the 2,973 Victims
_ A Moment of Silence for All

US Air Force C17 Flyover Major Samuel F. Irvin, USAFR

Dedication of the Memorial.........................Ministerium
The Very Rev. Daniell Hamby
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Yardley, PA
Father Michael Picard
St. Andrew’s R.C. Church, Newtown, PA
Rabbi Stuart Pollack
Har Sinai Temple, Trenton, NJ

Holy, Holy, Holy ................The Commencement Brass
(Heber/Dykes) John Bachalis, Conductor

The Bucks County 9-11 Family...................Lynn Doyle
TV Talk Show Host of It’s Your Call with Lynn Doyle

Reminiscences and Reflections Grace Maureen Godshalk
Mother of Bill Godshalk
Lower Makefield Township Supervisor

Vision of the Garden of Reflection…Liuba P. Lashchyk, AIA
Garden of Reflection Architect

America the Beautiful……. (Bates/Ward)...........All Sing

Reflections and Inspirations........Tara Laurenzano Bane
Wife of Michael Bane

Building the Memorial ..................Michael Smerconish
National Media Personality Author of Flying Blind

“After Darkness–Light”......................Ellen L. Saracini
Wife of Captain Victor Saracini United Flight 175

You’ll Never Walk Alone .....The Commencement Brass
(Hammerstein/Rodgers) James Moyer, Director
The Commonwealth Brass

Closing......................Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick

Retirement of the Colors .....Lower Southampton Police
Honor Guard – All Stand

The Remembrance Walk

Please remain seated until your row is invited into
the Remembrance Walk

 

GARDEN OF REFLECTION DEDICATION COMMITTEE

Front row: Ellen Saracini, Tara Bane, Chief Ken Coluzzi, Grace Maureen Godshalk and Valerie Mihalek
Back row: Dave Fleming, Jim McCaffrey, Lou Jammer and Jeff Werner

Reflections

 

THE DEDICATION OF THE GARDEN OF REFLECTION IS POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF THE LOVE AND SUPPORT OF SO MANY INDIVIDUALS, ORGANIZATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS.  WE THANK YOU!

• All who came to share this day with us
• Valerie Mihalek – Dedication Coordinator
• Our dedicated staff and volunteers
• Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick
• State Representative David Steil
• Lynn Doyle
• Michael Smerconish
• John Bachalis and the Commencement Brass
• Tom Seeland Sound
• James Moyer and the Pennsbury H. S. Chamber Choir
• Kellee Green Blake – Program Coordinator
• Lower Southampton Police Department Honor Guard
Matthew Bowman (Unit Commander), Raymond Branden,
Sean Dougherty, Shane Hearn, Theodore Klein, Michael
Pennington, Gerald Scott, Michael Wojnar, Raymond Young
• Sons of the American Legion, Squadron 317
• Lee & Skip Gittens – Memorial Flowers
• Enform Graphic Prouctions, Inc. – Layout and Printing
• Jeffrey Jim – Video Gold
• Victor and David Cote - Flagpole
• AmQuip - Tribute Flag
• Jeff Goldberg – Yardley News
• Shady Brook Farm – Decorating
• Newtown Rental – Tents/Chairs
• Frank Pronesti – Heirloom Studio
• The Salvation Army – First Aid Tent/Water
• Kobol Embroidery and SNUGZ-USA - Lanyards
• Chief Ken Coluzzi, Captain Tom Roche, Sargent Bob Lewis
and the Lower Makefield Police Department
• Yardley-Makefield Fire Company
• Yardley-Makefield Emergency Squad

 

The Garden of Reflection appreciates your continued support. 100% of your tax deductible donation will go toward the Gardens care and maintenance. You can donate securely via PayPal by clicking the “Make a Donation” button.
Photo Credits: Chris Yasinsac ~ Tommy Roche ~ Ellen Saracini ~ Jeff Goldberg ~ Brielle Saracini ~ Michael David ~ Liuba Lashchyk ~ Grace Godshalk ~ Joseph Walker ~ Don George ~ Wendy Brusca ~ Frank Pronesti, Heirloom Studio ~ Courier Times: Jay Crawford, David Planchet, Joe Dixon