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9-11 Public Art Memorial & Ceremony
(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lilburn City Park
76 Main St NW, Lilburn, GA 30047
On the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks, Lilburn resident Daniele Roberts is honoring each of the victims in a meaningful, beautiful way. After
On the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks, Lilburn resident Daniele Roberts is honoring each of the victims in a meaningful, beautiful way. After years of considering this memorial, Roberts and her family have folded 2,977 origami paper cranes and will create a stunning public art memorial by suspending these blue paper cranes from a large oak tree at Lilburn City Park. Each paper crane has one victim’s name handwritten on it, along with the 20th anniversary date of 9/11/21.
In partnership with the City of Lilburn, Roberts’ art installation will be introduced to the public with a brief ceremony on Saturday, September 11th, 2021 at 12 p.m. at Lilburn City Park. Mayor Dunn will be offering some words at the ceremony, and Gwinnett Sheriff, Gwinnett Fire, and Lilburn Police Dept will all be represented at the event. The ceremony will take place right next to the art installation, which is located directly in front of the children’s playground. In case of rain, the ceremony will be moved to the Gartrell Nash Pavilion, which is located behind the children’s playground at Lilburn City Park.
Everyone is welcome to attend this ceremony, and the art installation will remain up for any one to view it throughout the entire weekend. The art installation will be taken down on Monday, September 13th and various strands of the cranes will be donated for local organizations to display.
You can follow more about this project from Daniele Roberts on Facebook with the group “2977 Cranes”: https://www.facebook.com/groups/666415778086563