I am the Art Teacher at Cadwallader Middle School. The last four years my Advanced Art students have participated in the Angel Wings Project, creating wings to spread kindness and honor each of the victims of the 1 October tragedy. I want to participate in creating a permanent memorial sight for the families and friends of the victims and also the survivors to have a place to come together and heal.
My memorial piece starts at the end of a long walkway that is dark gray cement with glitter imbedded in it to show that in the darkness of this tragedy the glitter shines. As you walk along the walkway there are boot/shoe prints, that represent the lives lost, leading up the path that narrows to bring everyone closer. Along the sides there are horseshoes to represent the survivors. Then you arrive at a large road sign that says "1 October" that is under a large set of wings with feathers on them. The feathers could have messages on them from families or the names of the victims. At the end of the walkway there is a gate with 15 belt buckles that represent the States/Countries the victims were from. Then at night the boot/shoe prints will illuminate light going up to symbolize the soles of the boots are the souls of the victims going up to the sky, and then under the wings there will be light shining down on their family and friends.