ANGELOU "I heartily
support the idea of a tributary wall
dedicated to the spirits of those who were
lost. I will be pleased to write a
dedication to be inscribed on an
architecture built for those purposes."
FEINSTEIN "I am proud to
recognize all the staff and volunteers of
the Guyana Tribute Foundation. Your work
will help ensure that we will never forget
the victims of Jim Jones. You are in my
thoughts and prayers."
FORMER MAYOR ELIHU M.
HARRIS "I support the
construction of the Jonestown Memorial Wall
to commemorate the Jonestown tragedy. This
is an important issue and I will help in
every way to make the memorial Wall a
lasting reminder so that these men, women,
and children have not perished in vain."
MARK LANE "They were innocent children. They went with
their family and friends to try to build a
better life. They carved a remarkable
community out of an area that was a
dangerously inhospitable environment. They
developed a society, unlike the one that
they had left, that provided a good school,
health care and a place without racism.
Forces that they could not control, not even
influence, brought about the end of their
experiment and the end of their lives. We
should remember them, remember how they
lived and why they died."
DICK GREGORY "Jonestown is one of the greatest tragedies
of modern times that led the way before
other catastrophic events. This tragedy was
unprecedented and America did not know how
to deal with this kind of mass death.
Jonestown was the first major tragedy that
people had in their living rooms. The fact
that everybody watched it in their living
rooms is the reason why America needs
healing. The Wall represents our healing."