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Green Spaces for DC 9/11 Memorial Groves


Following the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the U.S. Forest Service conceived of a program – The Living Memorials Project – through which it would provide cost share grants to support the design and development of “lasting, living memorials to the victims of terrorism, their families, communities and the nation.”

Memorial garden

4301 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20008 

Following the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the U.S. Forest Service conceived of a program – The Living Memorials Project – through which it would provide cost share grants to support the design and development of “lasting, living memorials to the victims of terrorism, their families, communities and the nation.” A coalition of partners in Washington, D.C. conceived of a series of nine memorial tree groves in each of the city’s eight wards, as well as one on Kingman Island. The memorials created so far are located in Congressional Cemetery, Langdon Park, Kalorama Park, Penn Branch Park and Ward 3/Embassy Row. Each provides a place for quiet reflection with meandering pathways, benches, simple signage and a variety of plant materials.

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