J-M Manufacturing's PVC Pipes Incorporated Into The NYC 9/11 Memorial Field
The Flag of Honor Fund Uses Donated JMM PVC Plumbing Pipes As Flag Poles In The Memorial Field Garden
Livingston, NJ – September 8, 2006 – J-M Manufacturing Company, Inc. (JMM), the largest producer of plastic pipe in the world, has donated 1,500 pieces of 1” PVC Schedule 40 Plumbing pipe to the Flag of Honor Fund for use in The NYC 9/11 Memorial Field. The Memorial Field is a garden of 3,000 Flags of Honor and Flags of Heroes planted on a field. Each Flag of Honor contains the names of all the victims of 9/11, including those that were on the planes, at the Pentagon and at the World Trade Center. The Flag of Heroes contains the names of the emergency service workers killed in the attacks.
JMM’s 1” PVC Schedule 40 Plumbing pipes are being used as the flagpoles in the Memorial Field. At the request of the Flag of Honor Fund, the pipes were delivered in 10-foot lengths so the flags will be low enough for people to easily see and touch. Flags representing the 92 nations that lost citizens in the 9/11 attacks will also surround the Memorial Field.
According to John Michelotti, a representative from the Flag of Honor Fund, the event will allow the entire community to participate in remembrance ceremonies. “The NYC 9/11 Memorial Field will be the first 9/11 event to include the entire NYC community and surrounding areas”, said Michelotti.
The 4-day homage will kick-off on Friday, September 8th with a field dedication ceremony and conclude on the evening of Monday, September 11th. The event will be filled with tributes to those who perished and acknowledgements of those who survived.
Michelotti is appreciative for JMM’s support. “We are so grateful for J-M Manufacturing’s PVC pipe donation for the flagpoles”, he said. Visitors are encouraged to gaze at the flags as they walk through the field to reflect on the loss our nation suffered. Michelotti adds, “Our goal was to create a space where the general public could appropriately and intimately commemorate the anniversary of the September 11th attacks”.
About The Flag of Honor Fund
The Flag of Honor Fund was founded in May of 2003. Their mission is to donate a framed “Flag of Honor” artist canvas to the next of kin of each victim of September 11th. 100% of all proceeds are dedicated to the fulfillment of this mission. The Flag of Honor is a nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable corporation. To learn more, visit www.flagofhonorfund.org.
For a Memorial Field event timeline, visit www.nyc911memorialfield.org.
About J-M Manufacturing Company, Inc.
J-M Manufacturing Company, Inc. was formed in 1982 with the acquisition of eight pipe manufacturing facilities. Today, the company operates 14 manufacturing plants across the United States, with headquarters in Livingston, New Jersey. JMM produces water, sewer, solvent weld, electrical conduit, ABS and polyethylene pipe in diameters ranging from ½’’ to 48” for PVC and ½’’ to 63” in HDPE. JMM is dedicated to developing the plastic pipe market by offering superior products, unparalleled quality, and ensuring that its business makes a positive contribution to the environment, the communities it serves, its customers, and employees.
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