The Gardens at Saint Elizabeths — A National Memorial of Recovered Dignity

It's time for memorial in Alaska. "The Gardens at Saint Elizabeths — A National Memorial of Recovered Dignity is being designed by the University of Georgia's College of Environment and Design, and will be incorporated into the existing 10-acre cemetery adjacent to the new hospital. Saint Elizabeths, which opened in 1855, was the first federally funded asylum. On June 10, 2009, a dedication for the memorial was celebrated at Saint Elizabeths in Washington, D.C. Saint Elizabeths has begun preparing the cemetery, which holds the graves of more than 4,500 psychiatric patients, including Civil War veterans. "The cemetery already looks more dignified," says Larry Fricks, Chair of the Memorial Project. He added that, "While the formal gardens have to wait until we conclude the historical and environmental reviews, in some ways the memorial is already underway because the cemetery is being restored." No patients are currently being buried on the grounds of Saint Elizabeths and the memorial (as previously noted) will consist of the existing 10-acre cemetery plus an additional acre of gardens." From the http://www.memorialofrecovereddignity.org/ website
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