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September 11th Memorial Garden and Trail (Athens)


Dedicated to: All those who perished on 9/11

Type of Memorial: Garden, paintings and sculptures


Address: 320 Morton Farm Lane

City: Athens

State: Georgia

Country: United States


Open to Public: Yes


Description: This garden and trail has been built as a reminder of what took place on 9/11. Entering the memorial from the driveway you walk through a trail of hanging plants. There are 99 poles in the garden. (9 x 11 = 99). Names of everyone killed on September 11 are on the poles. The names on the poles are not in alphabetical order. They are in random order, showing each person as an individual. You can find a person's name and where they are located in the garden in the box at the beginning of the trail. The rock sculpture honors those killed at the Pentagon. There are 254 rocks outlining the sculpture. September 11 is the 254th day of the year. Walking around the trail there are 9 benches, again representing the month of September. The Memorial was created in November 2001 but the artist keeps updating it.


More Information: The American flag is surrounded by three paintings created by Athens artist Mary Padgelek. The sculpture is called "Migration" by Athens artist Harold Rittenberry.

Contact: Bob Hart at (706) 543-8786, bhart@uga.edu or bob320@earthlink.net

Web Site: www.bobhartart.com/trail.html, likethedew.com/2009/09/10/mr-harts-911-memorial/




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