Grosvenor Square Memorial Garden - Grosvenor Square, London, UK
N 51° 30.701 W 000° 09.026
30U E 697727 N 5710578
Quick Description: The September 11 Memorial Garden sits at the eastern end of Grosvenor Square opposite the United States Embassy at the western end.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/26/2011 11:44:36 AM
Waymark Code: WMD6DZ
An information board, just outside the garden, reads:
"The September 11 Memorial garden was created in memory of all those who lost their lives in the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States of America. It is a permanent living memorial and a testament to the love and courage of those who lost family, friends or colleagues.
The garden is timeless, beautiful and enduring. It is a place for peaceful contemplation and looks to the future, as well as remembering the past.
Each column of the pergola is formed from a single oak trunk. Three bronze plaques commemorate the 67 United Kingdom citizens who lost their lives.
The Memorial Stone is carved by hand and includes an extract from American poet Henry Van Dyke. Underneath it, preserved in resin, lies a section of a steel girder salvaged from the World Trade Centre.
The planting scheme includes both British and American species and was inspired by the posy presented to Her Majesty The Queen during a special memorial service at Westminster Abbey.
Rosemary - the plant of friendship and remembrance
Ivy - an emblem of fidelity
Lily - embodying purity and the life of the soul
Phlox - a traditional love token
Coneflower - prized for its healing properties
White Rose Sally Holmes - flowering in September, this white rose is central to the symbolism of the Memorial Garden
The creation of the Memorial Garden was made possible by the generosity of many firms and individuals affected by the events of 11 September 2001."
The centre of the Memorial Stone reads:
"This garden was created in memory of all those who lost their lives in the 11th September 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States of America".
The edge of the Memorial Stone reads:
"Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice but for those who love, time is not".
Date of Dedication: 9/11/2003
Private or Public Monument?: Private
Text on the memorial:
The text is included in the long description.
Physical address of memorial:
London, United Kingdom
Website for more information: [Web Link]
Name of organization that built the memorial: Not listed
Additional coordinates: Not Listed
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