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Memorial: September 11 Memorial Garden

Erection date: 11/9/2003

Inscription

{Carved into the wooden frieze above the pillars:}
Grief is the price of love

{On three long bronze plaques inside the porch:}
Those United Kingdom citizens who lost their lives are remembered here by name:
{The 67 names are given at 'Subjects Commemorated’}.

{On a large round plaque in the ground in front of the temple:}
{Inscribed in a spiral around the outside of the plaque:}
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.
{At the centre of the plaque:}
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.

From a nearby information board:
"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 - 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. Special thanks to:
{The 14 names are given at ‘Memorial Creators’}.

We are grateful to the many readers of the News of the World who gave gifts to the September 11 Memorial Garden to help it continue to change and grow in years to come. News of the World."

Site: September 11 Memorial Garden (1 memorial)

W1, Grosvenor Square

From the Grosvenor Square Listing entry: ""In 2003, a garden of remembrance was laid out on the east side of the square to commemorate the sixty-seven Britons who died in the September 11 attacks in 2001 on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon. It replaced a mid-C20 shelter. The oval garden was designed by Land Use Consultants; it includes a timber pavilion and pergola designed by Carden and Godfrey Architects, and at the centre is a stone plaque designed by Richard Kindersley under which was placed a small piece of rubble taken from the Ground Zero site in New York. The planting, informed by suggestions from families of those who had lost their lives, consists of North American and British species that specifically flower and are at their best in September to coincide with the anniversary of the attacks."

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
September 11 Memorial Garden

Information Subjects commemorated

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Andrew Bailey

United Kingdom citizen who died in the terrorist attacks in America on 11 Sep...

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Michele Beale

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Jane Beatty

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Oliver Bennett

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