9-11 Memorial Garden
The Garden is complete, all plants are in place, the walk and the sitting wall are done and the path to the fountain is completed. The lights were completed yesterday, ahead of schedule and they look fantastic. We will not be turning them on again until the 11. We will be placing the one statue we have today. The fountain will be put into place today. We will be picking up the stones today and finishing the inner circle around the steel. With the exception of the police statue which should arrive late next week and the Memorial Garden should be completed today (emergency calls permitting).
Here is the latest update on the Memorial Garden; September 1, 2011...
Afternoon update: All plants are now in and it is really looking great. Losely & Son Nursery donated a Japanese Maple for the Garden. Electric has been run for the lighting – it is expected that the lighting will be completed by early next week. Mulch is going in as I write this. We will place the one statue we have (the other is on order) and the fountain tomorrow. New flags will be raised on the morning of 9-11.
August 30, 2011: The contractor should complete the sitting wall and pavers today and they will be planting today also (8-31-11). The fountain is scheduled to be delivered today between 10 and 2 and the reservoir will be put in place sometime today or tomorrow. The lights are scheduled to be put in place tomorrow by the light plant. Martin’s Nursery still expects to be finished by the end of Friday.
Even though we reached our initial goal, that only covered the garden and we are still in need of further donations for;
Pavers – we will be engraving pavers with names of individuals from Lake County that lost their lives on 9-11 and the wars that followed. We have 13 names presently to add to the memorial walk.
Education hall – the plans call for an education area just inside the fire station that will be interactive and provide visitors with information of the events of 9-11 and those that followed and the people that lost their lives on 9-11 or because of 9-11 i.e. the war on terrorism.
Martin’s Nursery of Perry, Ohio has generously donated their architectural landscape design services and provided a design for the garden. The garden will receive no public funding and will rely solely on donations. Donations may be made to the Painesville City Fire Department, 66 Mentor Avenue, P.O. Box 601, Painesville, Ohio 44077, please note on the donation that it is for the Memorial Garden or call 440-392-5852.