Through our collective journey, the HP memorial created a haven for healing and empowerment – a place that gave our heartbroken community somewhere to come, create, and commune in a productive, deeply connected way.
This space represented our interconnectedness.
It represented hope.
It invited visitors to commune with their grief, connect with each other, celebrate the lives we’ve lost, and create something meaningful to leave in our wake.
Here, you left feeling more hopeful than when you arrived.
Here, we transformed our pain into poetry.
May it serve as a model for other tragedy-torn communities to co-create healing and change in togetherness, art, and connection.
May it fertilize the soil of our community with hope, action, and peace so we can sow blooms of change, healing, togetherness, and triumph.