BY JESSICA JENKINS
Today is the start of the 9/11 Ribbons of Hope display in Battery Park, New York City. We’ve been collecting ribbons from all over the country this summer with messages of hope, renewal, and healing. Neama Alamri of the Fresno State University (CA) Muslim Students Association writes:
“I just wanted to thank … you for your assistance and inspiration. Today’s ribbon signing event at Fresno State was such an amazing experience. Not only did my fellow club members of the Muslim Student Association (MSA) resonate with Groundswell’s message, but every individual that stopped to create a ribbon was so appreciative of the movement. We all realized today that each one of our individual narratives contains a common thread: the difficulty in deciding how to compress all of our feelings for 9/11 onto a single ribbon. However, we discovered that all of our ribbons together formed a powerful thread that represents each and every one of us- each and every one of our stories. “
Thanks Neama! You can still submit a message online to be added to the display of ribbons. There will be a dedication of the ribbons on Monday morning in Battery Park.
And here are some photos of the Fresno State ribbon event.