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Queen Elizabeth II September 11th Garden

Inscribed with names of Counties of England

The Queen Elizabeth II September 11th Garden is located in Hanover Square in downtown Manhattan. It commemorates the 67 British victims of the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. It was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on July 6, 2010.[1]

Originally planned as The British Memorial Garden, it was officially named The British Garden at Hanover Square by Prince Harry on May 29, 2009.[2] On May 2, 2012, it was renamed as 'Queen Elizabeth II September 11th Garden' at a rededication ceremony led by the Dean of Westminster Abbey. This was to include victims of other Commonwealth countries who died in the September 11, 2001 attacks.[3][4]

References

  1. ^ Kleinfield, N. R. (July 6, 2010). "Elizabeth II Pays Her Respects at Ground Zero". New York Times. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Design and Development". Retrieved 11 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Palmer, Alun (12 September 2011). "Brits’ garden of goodbyes". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Prime Minister Stephen Harper speech at British Garden, New York, Sept. 11". montrealgazette.com. Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  • Westminster Abbey press release http://www.westminster-abbey.org/press/news/news/2012/may/dean-of-westminster-dedicates-queen-ii-garden-in-new-york

External links

  • website
  • British Memorial Garden — Hanover Square entry at NYC Parks Dept.


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