I spoke with Brian Sahd at NYRP this morning to finalize the details for JB's plaque (NYRP had requested that we get the info in by today so that it could be ready for the May 13 planting day).
The text (not exactly sure of the style):
J. B. HEHMAN (TLOZ Link5) * 5.28.1985 - 4.4.2006
New York ...
Be to its virtues very kind,
but be to its faults a little blind.
The NYRP folk remain impressed with what we've been able to achieve so far -- and continue to be very encouraging of our effort to memorialize JB.
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Note: As I write this there are hundreds of thousands of people marching down Broadway -- their cheers are ringing through my ears and echoing off the walls downtown --
I can't help but think what a kick JB would have gotten out of this huge NYC parade of immigrants ...