Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Liberty Oaks Memorial
What you'll see: The Liberty Oaks Memorial is a line of oak trees, along the eastern and western edges of the Cherry Tree Esplanade. This area, in spring, is the Botanic Garden's most visited and beloved feature. The Liberty Oaks form two rows which line the eastern and western edges of the Cherry Esplanade. A dedicated plaque is at the southwest end of the Esplanade.
History: According to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden website, these "two allées of Liberty Maples, planted in remembrance of the events of September 11...replaced a similar installation of Armistice Oaks, planted in commemoration of WWI."
9/11 The memorial inscription reads:
In Remembrance Of The Events Of
September 11, 2001
And To Those
Who Lost Their Lives That Day.
The Norway Maples That Grew As
The First Generation Of Trees On
This Site Were Planted In
November 1918 To Commemorate
The WW1 Armistice
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