Sep 10, 2012
02:03 PMDiscover Connecticut
In Remembrance: 9/11
As a living memorial to his Wall Street colleagues and friends, as well as to the nearly 3,000 other victims who perished in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, Newtown philanthropist Howard Lasher commissioned folk artist David Merrill to paint a representation of the American flag across a grove of six maple trees located on “Jolly Hill,” Lasher’s home along the Bethel-Newtown border on Route 302.
"I believe that those people died for what that flag represents to this country," Lasher says. "I wanted to have a living memorial that not only I would not forget, but that anybody who came to my home or past my home would recognize and would realize what these people gave their lives for."
A public memorial service will take place at Howard and Jeanette Lasher's home at "Jolly Hill" on Sept. 11 at 8 a.m. Local elected officials have been invited to speak, and Mr. Lasher will offer a keynote address. For details, call 917/584-5029.In Remembrance: 9/11