December 6, 2001
MJSA and Member Firms Remember Rescue Workers
Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America and two member companies, in conjunction with the Bowling Green Association of New York, announced the creation of a remembrance for the rescue workers who lost their lives in the collapse of the World Trade Center towers.
Using silver recovered from its storage spot beneath the towers, LDC Inc. of Providence, RI, and Morvillo & Sons of North Providence, RI, made 477 angel ornaments that will hang on the Christmas tree at the end of Broadway -- a spot once in the shadow of the World Trade Center Towers.
A lighting ceremony will take place Dec. 10, where the families of the victims will be honored guests. When the tree is taken down in January, each angel will be engraved and given to the families of rescue workers who died in the collapse. Fifty of the angels will be presented to President Bush for the White House Christmas tree.
- by Peggy Jo Donahue