The September 11 Memorial Groves Project will celebrate the installation of the Lummi Nation Totem Poles at Historic Congressional Cemetery on Thursday September 23, at approximately 12:30 pm. The Congressional Cemetery is located at 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington, DC 20003, close to the Potomac Metro stop and Stadium Armory Metro stop.
On hand will be the master carver, Jewell Praying Wolf James, to explain what the images mean. There will also be blessings by other Native American Indian groups. The totems are carved in images of bears and eagles standing 14 feet tall and six feet around, with a 36 feet cross bar. The totems, "Liberty" and "Freedm," are coming across the country from Washington State and are a very significant healing gift on behalf of all Native American tribes.
The Memorial Groves Project is creating a series of tree groves throughout Washington DC to honor those lost on September 11, 2001 and to provide contemplative living memorials as places to grieve and to heal from the losses of that day.
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