North America Tour - 2008


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2008 Events

San Diego, February 4-8
St. Patricks Day

March 15, 2008
Irish Congress of Southern California
Saint Patrick’s Day Parade


St. Patricks Day March 15, 2008

Capitol exhibit in planning stages.

Capitol exhibit in planning stages for Winter Holidays
For more information, contact SDFD Mitch Mendler
Oakland, CA

Gateway city for Pearl Harbor tour.
For more information, contact SDFD Mitch Mendler

Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor survivor unites with Iraqi Freedom Veteran

Looking for a POC to host ROS event on/around 7, December.
WM has purchased a 40' sea container. Memorial is ready to ship.
We just need a sharp Project Manager and great location.
Please forward Project Manager nominations to ROS Producer


Full concert in planning.
For more information, contact Carol Wrolstad www.facesoncases.com, 623-434-1719


Full ROS Concert in planning
For more information, contact Nora C. Padilla, 505-401-0118 CEL
Oklahoma City





Minneapolis/St Paul


Dallas - Fort Worth
San Antonio


Jackson, MS

Firefighter Shannon Sandridge will be the concert host and principle singer
His song " God Made Us That Way" can be heard on the WM Firefighter Tribute page


- For more information, contact Mitch Mendler



Indianapolis, Indiana

April, 2008

Exterior Exhibit in planning.

Newport - Cincinnati


April 28, 2008
Memorial day for Iron Worker of America

Ironworkers are Heroes in New York City.
Working the GZ pile non-stop, many brave lives were lost. And 4 years later, many are permanently disabled or dying due to the toxic debris.
IWA Coordinator - Union Local 40, NYC Ironworkers, builders of WTC and other NY skyscrapers

Hunt and General Secretary Mike Fitzpatrick commented on the GZ recovery team operation.
"Whenever a firefighter or a police officer was being interviewed, they always said, ‘We are doing our job but - you should see how good those Ironworkers are!'"

Las Vegas - TBD

St. Louis

Chicago - TBD





Washington DC

MAY 2008
Washington D.C. National Police Week

This week long event is dedicated to law enforcement officers, both past and present, who faithfully devoted their lives and service to their communities. Police departments from all parts of the world will gather at the National Law Enforcement Memorial to pay respect to their brothers and sisters who were killed in action.   In this 5th Anniversary 11 September 2006 year, a special WORLD MEMORIAL Salute to Uniformed Personnel - Release of Souls Concert and Touring 9/11 Memorial tribute will be performed in dedication to the Police Officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice and laid down their lives for another in this historic year.

Project Managers: New Jersey State Honor Guard Commander, Lt. Robert Kneer, Fairlawn Police
Assisted by New Jersey State Bugler (Ret) Police Officer Robert Krupinski

NJ State Bugler (Ret) Police Officer Robert Krupinski performs "Taps" aboard the NY Intrepid Museum, 2005

Pentagon Courtyard

- Restricted to Pentagon staff and invited guests

5th Anniversary WORLD MEMORIAL Salute to Uniformed Personnel of the Pentagon.
Please forward Project Manager nominations to ROS Producer



Full ROS concert is in planning stage
Inspired by Jane Perkins, US Army


- TBD, June 2008

WORLD MEMORIAL Salute to Uniformed Personnel of North Connecticut.
Release of Souls Concert and Touring 9/11 Memorial tribute
Project Manager: Pete Hany, Ellington Ambulance

Baltimore, MD

July 25 - 30, 2008
WORLD MEMORIAL Exterior Exhibit

Many thanks to Stacy L Wegner
Sales Manager, Cygnus Expositions
801 Cliff Road East St. 201
Burnsville, MN
800.827.8009 Ext. 3329
952.894.8252 Fax



7th Year GZ Anniversary, ROS Memorial Concert of International Healing
September 10, 2008

WORLD MEMORIAL Salute to  9/11 Families, Survivors, Volunteers and all Uniformed Personnel of New York City - FDNY, NYPD, PAPD, EMS-Paramedics, Air Crew and NYS Court Officers. A special thank you goes to all people around the globe, who have helped us honor and remember our fallen heroes of 82 nations. In thanks and tribute to all of you, The WORLD MEMORIAL is proud to present the Release of Souls (ROS) Concert to the people of New York as a Gift of Healing from Canada.

Founder and Artist of RELEASE OF SOULS
by French-Lebanese Composer Bechara EL KHOURY

Playing the recording by the London Symphony Orchestra (January 2006) as WORLD DEBUT in New York City
Pearl Harbor survivor unites with Iraqi Freedom Veteran
World-renowned Cantor Joseph Malovany of Manhattan Fifth Avenue Synagogue will sing the
GZ Memorial Prayers.
Robert Krupinski - Board Member (nomination), Official New Jersey State Bugler
New Jersey State Bugler - Officer Robert Krupinski (Ret.)

ROS Producer: Kathleen Tonnesen
Master of Ceremonies: Jack Delaney
Host: John Michelotti, President of Flags of Honor
Project Manager: Joan Dowd, 718-640-5818
Logistics & Fundraising: Mitch Mendler
FDNY Coordinator: Jack Toale
EMS Coordinator: Allison Burke, Greater NY Hospital Association
New Jersey State Honor Guard Commander: Lt. Robert Kneer
New Jersey State Bugler (Ret) Police Officer: Robert Krupinski
Port Authority Coordinator:
NYS Court Officers Coordinator: Mr. David Costanzo
IWA Coordinator: NYC Union Ironworkers
Liaison to 9/11 Families - Bill Doyle, Father of Joey Doyle
If you are interested in volunteering your services or time - please contact the Producer Kathleen Tonnesen, 214-850-3377

A Tribute to Our Heroes
Another day begins searching for a husband, a brother, someone’s precious wife,
No time for you to think or feel, the job is clear…to save a life.

Exhausted but managed a little sleep,
Shoveled down some food, you needed something to eat.

Meet the crew and off you go,
Through ominous rubble, bucket brigades row upon row.

Closely surrounding the site where all the streets seem bare,
You will see the rest of the world’s firefighters,
shoulder to shoulder standing there.

Look above in the shadow of the clouds to see the Maltese Cross,
All those gone before you trying to heal you from your loss.

As you collapse into the arms of loved ones from unspeakable grief and pain,
Know that none of you are alone, your brotherhood and their families do the same.

As you try to make some sense of what we’'ll never understand,
The voices for humanity sing “you are the bravest in the land”.

Mary E. Feldman, 2001
Mary is an artist, poet and wife of 30 year fire service veteran.
A Tribute to Our Heroes, Embracing the New York Sky and Fire Fighter Prayer

Dedication name plates are available to honor 9/11 families, friends and loved ones. An honor guard will affixed the plaque to the ROS memorial in any city along the tour.  CD-ROM containing originals songs, multimedia tributes, LMDC submissions and ROS songs, is available for $20 US/CDN donation.  We need your help to tour the ROS Memorial across North America. To volunteer your time, please contact ROS producer Kathleen Tonnesen. Donations can be made to:  WORLD MEMORIAL
Vice President Mitch Mendler, 3616 Hartzel Dr., Spring Valley, CA, 91977-2017

.All donations are tax-free and any amount is greatly appreciated.
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Glenda Rae
, Singer-Songwriter - Miles Black, Composer -
Rene Worst
, Musician - Brett Wade, Musician - Tony Chamberlist, Engineer

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