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Gardens of Remembrance (Suffolk)
Dedicated to: the 136 Suffolk residents lost as a result of the trade center attacks.
Type of Memorial: Glass Engraving, Community Garden
Location: Suffolk County
City: Suffolk County
State: New York
Country: United States
Open to Public: Yes
Description: “Gardens of Remembrance” is a permanent memorial to honor the memories of the 136 Suffolk residents lost as a result of the trade center attacks.
The design is composed of three elements: A central inaccessible garden planted with local foliage, intended to grow naturally without intervention; surrounded by a manicured accessible garden incorporating the rest of the one-acre site, in Armed Forces Park, Hauppauge, N.Y.; and the boundary between the two gardens, a wall composed of 136 individual, clear glass panels.
At eye level, each panel is etched with the name of one of the victims, along with date of birth, occupation and local town. A portrait of the victim is etched above eye level in such a way that each can only be seen from a bench underneath that individual panel. Looking up, the face of each individual will be seen against the backdrop of the sky.
Web Site: www.thevillager.com/villager_20/localresidentsdesign.html