Memorial Gardens To Tribute 9/11 Victims

Remembering, The Allium Garden


We cannot escape noticing today will mark the tenth anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11/2001.  On that fateful day, I happened to be working in a government building across from the Pentagon.  I watched in disbelief as flames engulfed our military’s headquarters.  I thought I was in a bad dream and that I would wake up at any moment.  When I started out to work that day, I thought the day would unfold like any other day, but I would later pray that by some extra ordinary miracle, I could get home to see my loved ones one more time.

It’s not unusual that we as nation would want to memorialize the heart-break of that day, and garden lovers have found a way to so as well. To mark the occasion, there are a number of gardens around the country commemorating the events of 9/11 with a  ceremony.

Since Flight 93 was bound for San Francisco, there you will find commemorative gardens at Pleasant Hill and Union City’s Sugar Mill Landing Park.  By next summer, Napa is planning to unveil a memorial garden and sculpture to commemorate the tragic events.

In two separate ceremonies in Los Angeles, the Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Gardens will be unveiled this weekend and will feature a 30-foot twisted steel beam from the twin tower wreckage.

In NYC, the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx is offering a free All Garden Pass on Sunday.

In Chicago, the Chicago Botanic Garden will host a free carillon concert in honor on the 9/11 victims and their families.

Britain suffered great loss on 9/11 as well, and the nation will mark the anniversary with a remembrance ceremony to be held at the memorial garden next to the American Embassy in Grosvenor Square, London.

In Shanksville, PA, the Remember Me Rose Garden thrives in honor of those on Flight 93.

Is there a garden ceremony near you?  Let us know.


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