Liberty Garden - Dodge City, Kansas
Dedicated on September 11, 2002, the Liberty Garden in Dodge City, Kansas is a memorial to the tragedies of September 11, 2001. Designed as a place of remembrance and solitude, Dodge City's Liberty Garden is meant to honor those people who were touched by the attacks on America.
The Liberty Garden features two 110 inch replicas of the twin towers, a 1,200 lb. piece of steel which was recovered from Ground Zero at the New York City World Trade Center, a piece of Indiana limestone which was once a part of the facade of the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and a piece of Pennsylvania sandstone from the hemlock grove next to the crash site of United Airlines Flight 93.
The 9-11 memorial is located in front of a popular wedding reception venue, the Hoover Pavilion in Wright Park. The Hoover Pavilion was built in 1919 and is named after Dodge City's first elected mayor, George M. Hoover.
The Liberty Garden was a project of Keep America Beautiful and the Dodge City CREW (Community Recycling Environmental Waste) program.
LS-7/17 copyright 2017 by Keith Stokes