(March 10, 2003) -- Two emotion-filled segments of the United in Memory, 9-11 Victims Memorial Quilt went on display today in the lobby of ELB's Tincher Elementary (Preparatory) School.
The 9-11 Victims Memorial Quilt stemmed from the work of LB residents Corey Gammel and Peter Marquez, who sought to create a lasting tribute to those who perished on September 11, 2001 (source: www.unitedinmemory.net).
The Quilt consists of panels measuring roughly 10 feet by 10 feet...
...with each panel containing 25 memorial blocks (example left) measuring 18" x 18." Each block is dedicated to a victim of the September 11 attacks, putting a human face on each life lost at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the passengers and crew aboard the four hijacked jetliners.
The two quilt segments on display show California victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The quilt segments flank the school's main lobby entrance and will remain on display through March 21.
Tincher principal Bill Vogel has invited parents, community members and parents to view the quilt panels.
Tincher, a K-8 public school in ELB, is at 1701 Petaluma Ave. just west of Studebaker Rd. at Atherton Ave.