Press & Communications

03 May 2012

The Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, re-dedicated the British Memorial Garden in Lower Manhattan, New York on Wednesday 2nd May 2012.

The garden was conceived as a memorial to British citizens who died in the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers ten years ago.

However the trustees of the garden have decided that it should now be re-named and should honour people from the Commonwealth who died in the attack.

At the re-dedication ceremony at Hanover Square, Lower Manhattan, the garden was re-named the Queen Elizabeth II September 11th Garden.

In addition to offering families of those who died in the attack a place of remembrance it now acts as a place for reflection in New York's busy financial district just a few streets away from Ground Zero where the attack took place.

The ceremony at Hanover Square today was attended by the Consuls General for Australia, Phil Scanlan, and Canada, Vikas Sharma as well as the Consul General for Great Britain Mr Danny Lopez. Dr Hall was introduced by Victor Stewart, Chairman of the British Memorial Garden trust.

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