memorials.

Standard

“welcome and be my guest”

just a sampling of memorials found all over the parks

on benches, stones, trees and shelters

each very personal 

and

each incredibly touching

“in memory of her college days here…”

“remember the things that make you glad.”

“to celebrate the joy he found in the outdoors and his pleasure in sharing it with others.” (for the creator of the ann arbor public schools outdoor education program)

shelter to rest and enjoy the beauty –

dedicated to a young woman who loved to be in nature

and left the world way too early.

“her generosity has ensured that ann arbor will remain a city of trees.”

“only when you drink from the river of silence shall you sing, and when you reach the mountain top you shall begin to climb, and when the earth shall claim your limbs, then you shall truly dance.”

“placed in honor by his park employees”

“a guiding light to all who knew her.”

“he loved to walk here.”

“a caring and generous man…”

darya lin

died on september 11, 2001 in nyc

in loving memory

“every memorial in its time has a different goal.”

-maya lin

sculptor and architect 

designer of  the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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26 responses »

  1. Kenneth’s was the most touching to me. Born the year I was and died the year I got married and graduated from college. (23 years old)
    The young woman who died and her family donated outdoors space to rest and gather was remarkable memorial, too.
    You found some wonderful ways to bequeath money to perpetuate appreciation for nature and parks, Beth. 🌲🍁🍂

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