Remembrance: Gen. Slocum Steamboat Tragedy! A German-American Tragedy! - JuniperCivic.com
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Originally published in the June 2002 Juniper Berry Magazine

Remembrance: Gen. Slocum Steamboat Tragedy! A German-American Tragedy!

The Gen. Slocum Memorial Association announces that the Annual Ecumenical Memorial Service will be held on Saturday June 15, 2002 at 11:00 A.M. in the Trinity Lutheran Church on Dry Harbor Road, Middle Village, NY. At that time we will Remember the Victims, Survivors, ...Heroes & Heroines, and .... The Caregivers who played some role in the tragedy. This will be the 98th year of Remembrance and this year, include a remembrance for the WTC tragedy.

Immediately thereafter, (approximately 12:30) the Memorial Wreath will be laid at the Slocum Tomb of the Unidentified as the Boy Scouts lower the flag to half mast. Children will participate in this task. Then, a presentation will be made to a NYC PD heroine whose heroism epitomizes that displayed during the Slocum tragedy.

All are welcome to participate and/or contribute their Slocum stories, or, just to remember.

For further information: The Gen. Slocum Memorial Association 63-70 Dry Harbor Road Middle Village, NY 11379