Committee Chooses Words for Memorials

Coordination and Planning Secretariat, Flight 111

July 22, 1999 3:05 PM

The words to be engraved on the Flight 111 memorial stones will
be consistent with the character of the memorials, Lorne Clarke,
chair of the Memorial Advisory Committee, announced today.

"From the beginning, people wanted to have memorials that are
modest and tasteful," said Mr. Clarke. "The memorial wording
keeps with this concept while remaining honest with historical
fact."

The wording at both memorial sites will be:

In memory of
the 229 men, women and children
aboard Swissair Flight 111
who perished off these shores
September 2, 1998

They have been joined
to the sea and the sky
May they rest in peace

In grateful recognition of
all those who worked tirelessly
to provide assistance in the recovery operations
and comfort to the families and their friends
during a time of distress

The lines will be engraved in both French and English.

The names of 226 people will be recorded on the Bayswater
memorial stones. Requests have been made to not include three
names.

"We want to honour the memories of the men, women and children             
who died, while recognizing those who helped in any way after the             
crash," said Mr. Clarke. "The words accomplish this and also             
reflect the nature of the tragedy and the relationship that those             
who died will forever have with our beautiful province."
             
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Contact: Joe Gillis
         Communications Nova Scotia
         902-424-2698
         E-mail: gillisj@gov.ns.ca

AU CHEF DES NOUVELLES--La gravure elle-même:

À la mémoire
des 229 hommes, femmes et enfants
qui ont perdu la vie
au large de ces côtes
vol Swissair 111
Le 2 septembre 1998

Ils appartiennent maintenant
au ciel et à la mer

Qu’ils reposent en paix

En profonde reconnaissance
pour le dévouement de tous ceux et celles
qui ont participé aux recherches
et qui ont réconforté
les familleset les amis éprouvés


arc             July 22, 1999         3:03 p.m.