We are excited to share that our design for the World Trade Center 911 Artifact Memorial was chosen by the Berrien Chapter of the American Red Cross!
My design statement:
This monument is designed as a memorial to all first responders who lost their lives during the attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon and Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. It is also to pay tribute to those whose lives were forever altered by those same attacks.
The angle of the I-beam symbolizes both the falling of the World Trade Center, and the response of the American people in lifting our country back up. It is mounted on a Michigan fieldstone, reflecting our great state's outpouring of support. The fieldstone is set on a field of Pennsylvania flagstone to honor those whose lives were lost with Flight 93, and surrounded by a pentagon of Pennsylvania black granite to memorialize those lives lost at the U. S. Pentagon. Behind it is our American Flag, stanging strong and proud for all to see.
The monument is placed at the center of a red cross, reflecting the important role the American Red Cross plays to provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. On either side are granite benches, a solid place to rest while contemplating and reflecting on the events of September 11, 2001.
May the lives remembered, the deeds recognized, and the spirit reawakened be eternal beacons, which reaffirm respect for life, strengthen our resolve to preserve freedom, and inspire an end to hatred, ignorance and intolerance. - The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial Mission Statement
Let's talk weather.
I can understand the high pressure/low pressure system thing- easy, I learned that in high school, plus there are these handy maps the forescasters show us, with lines and arrows and everything.
El Nino- I'll buy it. It seems like the first one showed up about 14 years ago to explain the unseasonable weather we were having at the time, and although it was described as "unique" at the time, that El Nino just keeps on dropping by.
Then I hear about this Arctic Oscillation thing being responsible for our warm winter and early spring, and I know they're making it up. I mean, it's not even listed on the NOAA chart of Weather Terms! Those meteorologist types sure are a creative bunch...
Anna and her husband Todd own Arcadia Gardens, LLC a Stevensville, MI based landscape design and build company. Her degree in Horticulture with a focus on landscape management from Michigan State University allows Anna to select plants specific to on-site conditions and with maintenance requirements that suit the client's needs. She is comfortable designing across a range of styles- from contemporary to classic- and makes a point to include the client's input throughout the design process. She is an active member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and is serving as 2014 President of the APLD-Michigan Chapter. Anna has recently contributed to media such as "The Designer" and Gardendesign.com and is qualified to speak on a variety of topics from landscape design and maintenance to addressing local garden clubs and organizations.
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