"We at Holland & Knight are all at one through our
New York office's unique memory of that fateful day. The Fireman's Wall
will help me feel even more a part of it."
William Corey, Holland & Knight Legal
"I commend you for your dedication to commemorating
these brave individuals and wish you much success in your endeavors."
Richard M. Daley, Mayor of Chicago
"I am contributing to the Firefighter Memorial
Wall to honor my friend and partner, Glenn Winuk, and the other heroes who
sacrificed their lives to help strangers after the 9/11 attacks. This
Holland & Knight project promises to be a New York landmark that will
touch countless people in the years to come."
Laurie Webb Daniel, Holland & Knight Partner
"I am only a
monetary donor to The Wall. The firefighters are the real donors. They
donated their lives, making the supreme sacrifice for their fellow human
beings, and ultimately for our liberty as Americans. I am humbled by
their love and dedication and proud to have contributed to something that
will live on in their memories."
Debbie Desmond, Holland & Knight Legal Secretary
"As Glenn's mentor in NYC before he became a
partner, I can bear witness to his character and selfless dedication. The
Lord calls the best unto Himself, and into His hands we have commended
Glenn's spirit as an example for years to come."
Oliver Edwards, Holland & Knight Partner
"The Chicago office of Holland & Knight stands
by its partners in New York and around the country in honoring the brave
New York firefighters who heroically and selflessly lost their lives on
September 11, 2001. We are proud to be part of a law firm that has played
such an integral part in creating a lasting memorial to these men and
Steven Elrod, Executive
"Because two of the airplanes
originated in Boston, many, many people here were personally affected by
the loss of loved ones on 9/11. Luckily, I was not one of them.
Contributing to the Memorial Wall is an opportunity to show my support,
compassion and understanding for those who were not so fortunate. I did
not know Glenn Winuk either, but I do not feel the necessity to have known
someone personally who died to appreciate the importance of this memorial
and all that it stands for. I wanted to be a part of it."
Norma Hanson, Holland & Knight
Business Manager (Boston)
"This project is much more than a tribute to the NYC
Fire Dept. It will be a monument and an inspiration to future generations
and fire departments everywhere. It will recognize the duties that
firefighters perform and the sacrifices that they are willing to make in
the performance of those duties. Once again, I would like to thank
Holland & Knight for making this monument possible."
Manhattan Borough Commander Assistant
Chief Harold Meyers
"Our son, Christopher R. Nolan, graduated from law
school then moved across the street from City Hall Park and the next day
started working at Holland & Knight one week before September 11, 2001.
Chris has told us all about Glenn Winuk, his Mentor, who had gone to the
same law school as he did. He always spoke so glowingly about Mr. Winuk
that he made an indelible impression on us. Our hearts ached on that day
with all the lives lost and the days following. My husband and I lost 5
people we knew on that day. We want to make an annual contribution to the
Firefighter Memorial Wall, for Mr. Winuk and the impact he made on our son
and all he came in contact with, and for all the firefighters who like Mr.
Winuk wanted to help and save lives."
Susan and Robert Nolan
"I see this Wall as a tribute to Hope and Love
in the midst of the tragedy of 9/11: the Hope of the firefighters that
they could save lives by their efforts, and the Love that preserves the
memories of them and those who died that day. The Wall is also a tribute
to the Hope that we can all learn to live in the Love for one another that
motivates us to build a better future for all."
Mary Ann Oakley, Holland & Knight Partner
"The Firefighter Memorial Wall serves to
remember and honor those who sacrificed their lives in the ultimate act of
selfless heroism, yet it also serves for all as a progressive symbol of
rebirth, perseverance, unity and strength."
Lee Teichner, Holland & Knight Partner