First Responders | Survivors | The Arts
September 9th at 1:30 pm.
Free and open the public
“A Callery pear tree became known as the “Survivor Tree” after enduring the September 11, 2001 terror attacks at the World Trade Center. In October 2001, the tree was discovered at Ground Zero severely damaged, with snapped roots and burned and broken branches. The tree was removed from the rubble and placed in the care of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. After its recovery and rehabilitation, the tree was returned to the Memorial in 2010. New, smooth limbs extended from the gnarled stumps, creating a visible demarcation between the tree’s past and present. Today, the tree stands as a living reminder of resilience, survival and rebirth.
The Survivor Tree seedling program was launched on September 11, 2013, by the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in partnership with Bartlett Tree Experts, of Stamford, Conn., and John Bowne High School in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens.” https://www.911memorial.org/survivor-tree
The Hurleyville Arts Centre has the honor of receiving 3 Callery Pear Survivor saplings to plant in Hurleyville NY.
The Hurleyville Arts Centre invites you to come together to acknowledge the honor of this stewardship by attending a dedication September 9th at 1:30 pm.
A 15 minute film loop will be on view in the cinema highlighting the background of the survivor tree at 1:30 and continuing until 3:30.
The dedication ceremony will be held at 2pm at the the head of the Hurleyville Rail to Trails on Main Street in Hurleyville where we will gather around the 911 commemorative tree with speakers who will lead the dedication and offer a non-denominational / universal blessing.
The three survivor trees…
• Commemorate the day all of our lives were forever changed Sept.11, 2001.
• Honor the bravery of the thousands of First Responders.
• Stand as a living reminder of resilience, survival and rebirth through community, courageous actions and the Arts.
Why the Arts?
Art creates shared experiences and unites the global to the local. Whether through joy and wonder or conversation and disbelief Art has the unifying power to ignite action and friendship.