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Wall of Hope

A Rhode Island Community Response to September 11th

 
 
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By Bryan Simmons, June 2012
1. Wall of Hope Marker
Inscription.  This mosaic was created by more than 10,000 Rhode Island Residents of all ages, races, religion, and cultures. The magnificent artwork you see here is a tribute to loved ones lost, to the heroes of the 9-11-01 tragedy and to our hope for the future.

The majority of the wall of hope tiles are held here in Waterplace Park. Thousands more can be viewed on the Providence Journal Building and inside the RI Convention Center in downtown Providence. The final home for the installation will be the Heritage Harbor Museum scheduled to open in 2005.

The National Conference for Community & Justice conceived and managed this project, but this art installation reflects a true community effort. Thousands of hours of volunteer time and generously donated financial resources made this project possible.

The message on the wall is clear, we may be afraid but we will not live in fear. We may be angry but we will not let anger divide our community. We may be saddened by our loss, but we will never forget the lives of those we hold so dear we choose to live in the light of hope.

Dedicated on September 11, 2002
 
Erected

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By Bryan Simmons, June 2012
2. Wall of Hope Marker
2002.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: HeroesMan-Made Features.
 
Location. 41° 49.59′ N, 71° 24.827′ W. Marker is in Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker can be reached from Memorial Blvd. The marker is in Waterplace Park and runs under Memorial Blvd. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Providence RI 02903, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Station (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Major Henry Harrison Young (about 500 feet away); Providence Harbor History (about 600 feet away); Ambrose Burnside Memorial (about 600 feet away); Rhode Island Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hurricane and Flood of September 21, 1938 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stephanie and Ashley (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Woonasquatucket River (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Providence.
 
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By Bryan Simmons, June 2012
3. Wall of Hope
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By Bryan Simmons, June 2012
4. Wall of Hope
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 559 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 16, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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