Tuesday, July 16, 2019

CHRISTCHURCH MOSQUE MEMORIAL

When we did our circular walk last week we came across the new Memorial to the 51 people who lost their lives in the Christchurch Mosque Attacks.  We knew it had been planted but not its exact location. 



It is an excellent location for the trees - across the bridge above the falls.  We have not studied the actual trees but I assume there is a variety.  As we go a different way around the walk every other week we will not pass this spot when we do the walk tomorrow.

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  1. That was such a terrible tragedy and so important that they are all remembered.

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    1. Yes and seeing all those trees makes one realise the number of people killed and then there were so many injured as well.

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  2. Planting trees as memorial is common in my country, trees representing life loss of individuals and/or communities.
    I sometimes attend a ceremony in a place near Jerusalem called "the Forest of the Martyrs".

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  3. Trees that signify so much, and planted there, a permanent memorial.

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    1. Yes, Jean, it is a lovely spot to plant them.

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  4. What a wonderful idea for a memorial .

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    1. Yes, I suppose there will be different memorials all over the country.

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  5. What a beautiful gesture to plant 51 trees

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