Los Angeles Convention Center, www.lacclink.com, June 4-8th, 2005
George Fern Company Union members, LAFD and ROAD ONE Trucking
assemble the ROS 9-11 Memorial dedicated to Fire fighters.
ROS Memorial hosted by FDNY Fire Fighter (Ret.) Danny Noonan, FDIC Board of Directors.
August 28, 2005 - October 5, 2005
WORLD MEMORIAL associates rose to the calling..."This we do so others may live"
BEAR Search and Rescue was able to alert and launch 27 SAR teams to the Louisiana coast - each rescuing over 220 victims. Teaming up with the 3rd Brigade 82nd Airborne, the BSAR teams rescued a total of 11,000 people and hundreds of animals. Complete Trenton Times article
Shannon Sandridge was one of the first search teams to arrive the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
His song "God Made Us That Way" can be heard on the WM Firefighter Tribute page.
WM Founder, Lt. Colonel Brus Messinger, worked out of Baton Rouge to coordinated aerial recon/rescue efforts between CAP assets and Louisiana State/Homeland Security EOC (Emergency Ops Center).
"Answering The Call"
September 8, 2005
WORLD MEMORIAL Vice President was invited to the preview of 9/11 Documentary, “Answering The Call” at Ultra Star Cinemas.
After the feature film, Firefighter Mitch Mendler exhibited the WTC 1 Steel Maltese Cross, 9/11 artifacts, posters, Headlines in History and original WTC Pamphlet. For some articles, this is the exhibit's first appearance on the West Coast.
Sherman Oaks Galleria,
September 10, 2005
Carrie E. Konjoyan and the Family Groups in California… hosts several events including display of the WORLD MEMORIAL Missing Person flyers and Headlines in History.
LAFD engine #88 escorted the walk for September 11 Families.
September Eleven, 2005
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier
Pioneer Hook and Ladder Fire Museum
National City Fire Station #34
& WM website
9/11 Memorial Ceremony, September 11, 2005
President of FDNY California Retirees, Jack Toale, rings the SDFD Fire Bell in honor of 343 fallen comrades.
Military ceremony included roll call of 125 Pentagon and the crew aboard 9/11 flights.
Thanks to the help of contributors and Vice President Mitch Mendler, the WORLD MEMORIAL collection of 9/11 artifacts, WTC Steel Maltese Cross, posters were on exhibit. Three new originals: Headlines in History, WTC Pamphlet and Missing Person flyers made their debut in San Diego for the 4th anniversary of September Eleven.
American Airlines LAX Chief Pilot Bill Baxter, Flight Attendants/Ground Supervisors
Brigid Weese and Jane Hendricks, and Firefighter Mitch Mendler
participate in Memorial Ceremony on the USS Midway Flight Deck for the four 9/11 flights.
LAFD escorted 9/11family members in the Sherman Oak Galleria - 9/11 Walk to Remember.
Fire Chief Juniel, presented a badge at his National City Fire Station #34 for the ROS Memorial.
After the 9/11 ceremony, FDNY members and NYPD Retirees gathered at the California Pioneer Hook and Ladder Fire Museum. Later, San Diego County FD Pipers took the WM exhibit to the famous McGregors Grill.
On the other side of the world, GZ Firefighter and WM Board Member, Vincent Forras
provided memorial services in the Philippines.
Vinny opened up the Gear UP Asia Office for the placement of Tsunami aid.
Symbolically, on this 4th memorial anniversary, the WORLD MEMORIAL website surpassed 100,000 visitors.
Thanks to 911 Family Member Joan Molinaro (Mother of deceased FDNY Firefighter Carl E. Molinaro, Ladder 2) officially clocked in number #100,119 on evening of this September Eleven.
New York City
September 17-19, 2005
WORLD MEMORIAL was invited aboard USS Intrepid. to help the BSAR foundation
Project Coordinator Julie Currie (on the left) introduces
NY Secretary of State Mr Randy Daniels (in the middle) to
ROS Producer just before her appointments with FDNY, PAPD and other organizations in preparation for the 5th year GZ anniversary.
Dr. Jane Goodall, United Nations Messenger of Peace accepts the
ROS Symphony CD created by Miles Black dedicated as "One World - One Peace."
Kathleen Tonnesen and New Jersey State Bugler (Ret) Police Officer Robert Krupinski
made the presentation as WORLD MEMORIAL Board Members.