On September 18th (18 is chai [life!] in Hebrew), the dedication for the Aqsa Parvez Memorial Peace Park will take place at 4:30.
This is so wonderful. If you are nearby, come! Today, Scott and the city of Pelham honored Atlas readers who contributed to Aqsa Parvez's memorial. a list of all the of Pelham included Atlas readers, installed at the foot of Aqsa's memorial.
For those of you who have written and wanted to attend, it is recommended to me that the best place to stay is in Niagara Falls in Canada. Lots of cozy hotels :)
Pelham/Fonthill is about 20 minutes
west of Niagara Falls on Highway 20.
Here is the video of Sharon Cook and Scott McLeod dropping the parchment with our names into the footing of Aqsa's memorial. Cook is the city councilwoman who responded to Scott McLeod's proposal and introduced the Aqsa Parvez resolution.
Scott McLeod created a dedication prefaced with the following:
The following, is a list of people from around the world who came
together to ensure that this child would not be forgotten.
While we have attempted to gather all who supported this endeavor,
however it is likely that some are not noted in the following. We
believe that those unknown hero’s prayers and support are in this
document, as though printed.
We have gathered as a family, who , ethnic and geographic boundaries to create this which represent, what we as a global community believe is the ethical and honorable thing to do.
We have included the prayers, comments and statement of values which we as citizens of the world hold dear.
Aqsa, you will be remembered
Imagine that. An Aqsa Peace Park in Canada and an Aqsa Parvez grove of trees in Jerusalem.