Dear Carrier Family:
On September 9, 2012, the Salem Award Foundation will present a twentieth anniversary rededication ceremony of the memorial stones for the 20 men and women who were hanged as a result of the witch hysteria.
I am so honored to have been asked by the organizers to participate in the ceremony and to lay a wreath of flowers at the stone dedicated to our many times great grandmother, Martha Carrier. There will be 19 other descendents present to do the honors for their respective forebears, and among the speakers will be Mayor Kimberly Driscoll and the actor, Greg Alan Williams, who received the first Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice.
It is a public event which begins at 4:00 p.m. at the memorial, 43 Charter Street, Salem, Massachusetts. I hope that some of you will be able to attend—I would cherish the opportunity to see again those of you who attended the Carrier reunion a few years ago.
The memorial park and stones require continual maintenance and repair, and the Foundation is in need of support. Any amount, even a few dollars, would help to keep the park a fitting and honored tribute to those whose sacrifice and steadfastness to the truth stand as beacons of courage against intolerance and injustice. You can make on-line contributions at www.salemaward.org or by mail to: The Salem Award for Human Rights & Social Justice Foundation, P.O. Box 8484, Salem, MA 01971.
I will be posting photographs of the event on the Kathleen Kent Author page on Facebook so you can share in the experience. My very best regards to you and yours, and would love to see some of my Carrier family in Salem on the 9th!