NOLA Now: Personal memorials still stand 5 years later
August 29, 2010
Posted by Sarah Bray
This is just one of the many memorials and messages that still stands five years later. This particular one sits on a vacant lot in the Lower Ninth Ward in close proximity to the levees. The creator of the sign begins the handwritten message with his full name, phone number and email address.
Just below in what looks to be permanent marker, reads: Joyce Holda Green, US Citizen November 9th. 1931 to August 29th, 2005, 2.5 years in the U.S. Airforce and then just below a Shanai “Nai Nai” Green April 11, 2002 to August 29, 2005 – a child just four years old.
A message spans the bottom of the sign reading: “We want our country to love us as much as we love our country. The strength of our country belongs to us all. Mr. Bush please rebuild New Orleans, The Lower 9th Ward, crosss the canal, Tennessee street. And in all caps: NOT IRAQ.”