A heartfelt Thank You to the organizations and individuals who made possible this event for the 5-year anniversary of the 35W bridge collapse. Even without knowing the victims, survivors, or rescue workers, I was still very much moved by the speeches, music, exhibition, play and poetry.
Robyne Robinson made the opening remarks in the Mill City Museum's Ruin Courtyard. With twisted steel remnants from it's own disaster, the courtyard was a perfect setting for the ceremony.
Below, artist Vance Gellert explained the creative process behind his installation of 50 portraits of survivors, first responders and support people, along with photographs of the twisted metal three years later and other elements of his exhibit.
My eyes welled up during Mayor R.T. Rybak's thoughtful speech. I'm sure it meant a lot to the survivors and families who lost loved ones.
The exhibit is on dislay at the Mill City Museum through December, 2012.