Garden of Rememberance: 9/11 Memorial
Constructed on the edge of the Public Gardens to overlook the swan boats, this memorial commemorates over 200 individuals with ties to Massachusetts who perished in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Designer and landscape architect Victor Walker surrounded the memorial with benches, plants, and flowers to evoke a sense of tranquility in a public, accessible setting. A selection from a poem by local writer Lawrence Homer encourages us to find peace in this spot. “Time touches all more gently here,” he writes. The Garden of Remembrance, completed in 2004, was funded largely through private donations, as well as a $100,000 federal grant obtained through the efforts of Senator Edward M. Kennedy.