News About the
Wall of Hope 9/11 Memorial

This inspirational mosaic of tiles was created by 11,124 residents in one year following
September 11, 2001.  It was originally conceived and constructed by our predecessor, the
Rhode Island chapter of NCCJ.  Once that organization ceased in 2005, it was stewarded by
Rhode Island for Community & Justice until it's recent removal for restoration.

The Rhode Island 9-11 Wall of Hope Monument is now being reimagined, restored and relocated.  A nonprofit was established by local philanthropists and business leaders in 2019 to oversee these efforts and to safeguard the magnificent Wall of Hope installation for generations to come.  

For information, to volunteer or to donate to the 9-11 Wall of Hope restoration, please visit:

www.riwallofhope.org 

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Until its removal for restoration in 2019, the memorial was at Waterplace Park, the Providence Journal and the RI Convention Center.  Above are photos from Annual Remembrances RICJ held at the memorial for local 9/11 families
and the public.  We look forward to the Wall of Hope's new home!  See www.riwallofhope.org for information.

ABOUT & HISTORY

The Wall of Hope is a tile mosaic created by over 10,000 Rhode Island residents of all ages, races, religions, and cultures. The magnificent artwork is a tribute to loved ones lost, to the heroes of the 9-11-01 tragedy, and to our hope for the future. While our predecessor the NCCJ-RI/SNE  conceived and managed the project, the Wall of Hope truly reflects a community initiative. Thousands of hours of volunteer time and generously donated financial resources made this project possible from the very beginning. There were three installments, all located in Providence, Rhode Island.  Once the national NCCJ ceased, the successor organization RICJ took over stewardship of the memorial, keeping in touch with local 9/11 families and holding annual remembrances at Waterplace Park site, to "Never Forget" and to honor the message of the Wall, "to live in the light of Hope".  

On September 11, 2013, "The Never Forgotten of Rhode Island" tile panels were presented to 9/11 family and friends and our community, for the first time naming those lost on that day. By Providence artist Nicole Cooney,  the artwork was commissioned by RICJ at the request of 9/11 families. The new piece is a beautiful mosaic of colorful pieces of glass, ceramic, tile, and metal; the image is an artistic rendition of the names and faces of the loved ones who died on that day.

 

Pictured above: The unveiling of "The Never Forgotten of Rhode Island" project in 2013.