Video: Oswego Marks 10 Years of Healing

Thousands tour downtown Empty Shoe Memorial.

Thousands of people from across the Fox Valley came to Oswego Sunday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

Oswego's Empty Shoe Memorial was open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and included nearly 3,000 pairs of shoes placed along Washington Street, a memorial at and the reading of the names off all who died.

The also held a dedication ceremony for a steel beam from the World Trade Center that will be permanently on display at Station One.

Jerri Lynn September 12, 2011 at 12:39 PM
Thank you Pat Gavros for having the vision.
JPits September 12, 2011 at 01:35 PM
Beautiful job Pat! Thank you for all you and the other volunteers did to allow for us to honor those who perished. It was truly moving...
Felicia Slattery September 12, 2011 at 03:55 PM
Just a beautiful memorial. I'm so proud to see how our little town came together under the leadership & vision of Pat Gavros to create such a moving tribute to the lives lost on that horrible day. Thank you for organizing it and for all the volunteers who spent countless hours planning, setting up & breaking down. Really special.
Richard R September 12, 2011 at 03:55 PM
Pat your vision turned out great.
Penny Glassman September 12, 2011 at 10:10 PM
No words can describe the feeling and experience one receives from participating in such a wonderful memorial. There are many great people who shared their stories of how 9/11 affected them. Several times I had a lump in my throat and tears under my sun glasses. I thank Pat and everyone who made it such a special day. The weather was perfect too. Penny


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