By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Strategist
This invitation was received from the Chair of the Arch of Healing & Reconciliation organization. He asked that we will share it to everyone who may have an interest of attending.
You are welcome to share this invite to anyone whom you feel will be available on September 4, 2017.
Please find the invitation below;
“We believe the best way to honor our ancestors is to educate our future generations. While the granite memorial will be a symbolic reminder about our history, we consider this a learning moment for us all Americans to be vigilant so that such events never happen in the future,” said Satpal Sidhu, a Whatcom County Council member and Chair of the Arch of Healing organization.
“the Arch, “symbolizes our renewed commitment to American democratic values and… will celebrate the rich diversity that provides energy and creativity for generations to come.” said Mayor Kelli Linville
“During our current troubled times the soon to be erected Arch of Healing and Reconciliation will serve as both a reminder of our past deplorable events aimed toward the Sikh, Chinese, and Japanese immigrant populations and as a welcoming beacon for future immigrants coming to our city.” said Terry Bornemann, long-time Bellingham City Council member and member of Arch Committee
“Never have we been so keenly aware of how bigotry can unravel the fabric of our society. The arch symbolizes respect for others, fairness, and opportunity for all – internationally recognized values of hope. It’s time to pitch in and make this project a reality,” said Tim Douglas, former Bellingham Mayor and vice chair of Arch Committee.
(source credit: Copy of Press Release provided, dated Aug 15, 2017)