The Mayor's Art Council wanted to provide a way to connect other Children Memorial Walkways, Pathways and Parks. Here are a few from around the United States, if you know of others please let the Mayor's Art Council know by visiting our contact us page.
Our Children's Memorial Walkway, Charlotte, North Carolina
Our Mission....To provide an enduring memorial as a comforting place of healing for those who have experienced the death of a child, family member, or friend; and to do community outreach to help families who are grief stricken. In addition; to have a positive place to remember children of all ages. Bereaved parents often fear their child will be forgotten; A place for families and friends to meet regardless of one's race or denomination; A place for the community to come together and show their support and appreciation for the lovely garden.
Grieving Mothers Memorial Garden, Louisville, Kentucky
Grieving parents must deal with the contradictory burden of wanting to be free of this overwhelming pain and yet needing it as a reminder of the child who died. Grieving parents continue to be parents of the child who died. They will always feel the empty place in their hearts caused by the child's death; they were, and always will be, the loving father and mother of that child. Yet, these parents have to accept that they will never be able to live their lives with or share their love openly with the child. So they must find ways to hold on to the memories. Many Grieving parents come to learn that "memories are the precious gifts of the heart...[that they need] these memories and whispers, to help create a sense of inner peace, a closeness." There are many Mothers that have lost a child. Either from disease, suicide, sids, accidents, murder, or accidental overdoses. If you are like most of us; the death of your child has changed you and your life, forever. Your life and your emotions will never be the same. Come share your child with us and let us help each other keep our children's memories alive.
Memories of Missing Smiles (MOMS), Ocala, Florida
Memories of Missing Smiles, Inc. (M.O.M.S.) was founded by two mothers that lost sons in separate automobile accidents in 2008. In an effort to help other families that deal with the overwhelming loss of a child, and to keep their child’s memory alive forever, the idea of creating a community Memorial Park and Reflection Pond evolved. MOMS Mission is to provide a fitting tribute and an enduring memorial for the children loved and lost in our community. To provide a place of healing, support, compassion and hope for family members, friends, and the community who have experienced the death of a child of any age. MOMS will coordinate fundraising activities, develop, promote and maintain a memorial park and reflection pond dedicated to the lives and smiles of our children who have died.
The Angel of Hope Memorial Garden, Tampa Bay, Florida
Introduced to the world in the best-selling book "The Christmas Box," by Richard Paul Evans, a beautiful story of a couple whose only child dies and they have an Angel statue set as a place to go to remember their child. The Angel of Hope Memorial Garden, Tampa Bay, has been a peaceful refuge for parents to remember their children that have left them at too early an age. The bronze winged angel, will become a gathering place for caring families for Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas. This statue, called The Angel of Hope, has become a retreat for many bereaved families. There are more than 100 of these angels set in Memorial Gardens in the U.S.