|Hope: Humanity and Heroism 9/11 exhibit on loan from Madame Tussauds, NY|
National Police Week (May 10-18) was kicked off at Madame Tussauds, D.C., revealing their newest exhibit Hope: Humanity and Heroism on loan from Madame Tussauds, NY depicting NYFD Firefighters George Johnson, Dan McWilliams, and Billy Eisengreing raising the American Flag out of the rubble of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
HOPE was created with the support of the three firefighters, who have endorsed the project as a means to present its image to the public. It is important to each firefighter that they be recognized not as celebrities, but as individuals doing an important job, along with many others. All three participated in the process through sittings with Madame Tussauds' artists which consisted of detailed measurements and photos, allowing for the creation of identical likenesses.
It was meaningful taking my daughter Gabriella to view the Hope Figures Exhibit. She was born on September 11, 2009. Although it's an emotional day for our country, she is a constant reminder of hope for the future. God bless each and every person affected by the tragedy. We will never forget.