BOULDERS, CRESCENTS & BENCHES
Throughout the Grove there are touching tributes to people and organizations touched by AIDS. These unique inscriptions are a way to leave a heartfelt message, which may or may not include one or more individual names. See list of names and organizations listed on boulders, crescents and benches
The Crescents are located at the south entryway to the Grove’s Dogwood Crescent, adjacent to and on the outer rim of the Circle of Friends. The three Crescent opportunities, in addition to being engraved in larger letters than names engraved the Circle of Friends (which are 1-1/8″ high), allow for personalized inscriptions of up to 60 characters in length:
These custom designed benches are situated throughout the memorial and present a unique opportunity to inscribe a personal message on either one or both of the end caps. Made of durable “Vetter” stone pedestals with an Alaskan Cedar wooden bench, this is a moving way to leave a prominent tribute within the Memorial. Inscriptions may be up to 60 characters (including spaces), not to exceed 3 engraved lines, per end cap.
Made of Sierra granite, boulders are placed throughout the Memorial’s 10-acres. This is another beautiful way to leave a prominent tribute within the Memorial. Inscriptions may be up to 60 characters (including spaces), not to exceed 5 engraved lines.
A member of the National AIDS Memorial team would welcome the opportunity to meet in the Grove to answer any questions, which allows an interested donor the opportunity to view the various hardscape features, and available locations for placement. Get in touch