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Garrison Elementary School American Patriot Garden (Garrison)
Dedicated to: Those lost on September 11, 2001
Type of Memorial: School Garden
Location: Garrison Elementary School
State: New York
Country: United States
Open to Public: Yes
Garrison lost one of its residents in the attack on the World Trade Center. The community of parents and residents decided to honor this life and others lost with a living memorial. The Garrison School is strongly supported by parents and the community. “Everyone is willing to “pitch in and help” making this a very special place,” according to school principal, Dr. Ellen Bergman. It was no surprise that so many rallied together to create a place at the school to reflect and remember the tragic events of 9/11.
Reason site was selected:
The site selected for the memorial is on the public athletic field. However, the memorial has been designed to appear at the edge of the woods, quite a distance from high-traffic sporting events. The site was selected because it is a destination that when once reached intends to offer peace
Do you believe your memorial is a sacred place?:
This whole place is sacred. The memorial is one piece of a larger part of our community. The Garrison School was founded in the late 19th Century. It is a historic place. The children make this place sacred.