Friday, September 9, 2016

NJ Radio: WAWZ Sponsors Unique 9/11 Memorial

WAWZ Star 99.1 FM, a Christian radio station based in Zarephath NJ has amassed 2,996 pairs, to symbolize the 2,996 victims who died in the terrorist attacks.

Saturday those shoes will be on display at the Zarephath Christian Church, with a small American flag placed with every pair.

The empty shoes, symbolizing those who no longer walk among us, will be on display through Sept. 16.

According to MediaLife, Todd Beamer, who famously yelled, “Let’s roll” as the members of Flight 93 stormed their hijacked plane’s cockpit, attended the church.

“The Empty Shoe Memorial will be a visually moving tribute designed to remember the men, women and children who died, honor our uniformed heroes and celebrate the spirit of strength and unity that surfaced in the days following,” says the station on its website.

The station relied on the donations of the community to get all the shoes, setting up donation events at malls, auto dealers, churches, retailers and festivals.

When the memorial has finished on Sept. 18, the station will donate all the shoes to the charity Soles 4 Souls, which collects shoes for those in need across the world.

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