Memorial Registration Procedures, May 23d

Posted on Friday 23 May 2008


To register for the memorial:

1. Go to and print the registration form. You will need one for each person attending including children. These should be mailed to Dick Bentz along with a check. The address and specific instructions are on the form.

2. Call the Crown Plaza hotel and reserve the appropriate number of rooms. Phone number and code are at the bottom of the registration form.

A number of individuals have considered bringing young children. There are some ramifications.

For the formal memorial (about 1.5 hours) we have a responsibility to provide an atmosphere respectful of the occasion. There are a number of people coming from all over the country to pay their last respects and inappropriate behavior would be extremely upsetting.

We plan to provide a children’s retreat tent. In addition we will have a video of the actual ceremony in DVD form so that a parent can still experience parts of the memorial that they might miss. As we learn more about the details of the ceremony there may be sections that no small child could or would want to sit thru.

3 Comments for 'Memorial Registration Procedures, May 23d'

    October 10, 2008 | 12:07 pm

    The Plain Dealer today ran a Brian Albrecht story on the memorial today.

    Rhonda Raye
    October 11, 2008 | 2:55 am

    Ms. Neff,

    Thank you for telling us about the story. I can’t be at the memorial but Mrs. Krueger was one of the first people I talked to after Vickie and I started the search for other families. It was a very good article and I was glad to see what the people I have talked to looked like. Mrs Krueger was very nice as I was a bit nervous calling her on the phone to tell her about the search for the Grunion. I spoke with Mr. Youngman later. Mrs. Squires was actually the one I had the lead on that didn’t pan out exactly as planned.

    Rhonda Raye
    October 11, 2008 | 2:56 am

    Here is the link to the the article in “The Plain Dealer”

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