Design Firm To Help Create Memorial To Gun Violence Victims

February 08, 2019 - 9:10 am

Credit: Svigals + Partners


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A partnership of Connecticut mothers is teaming with a design firm to create a memorial to honor victims of gun violence.

The firm Svigals + Partners has been working with the New Haven group pro bono since April 2018 to help plan The Lost Generation Memorial Garden. The New Haven Register reports efforts to build a memorial began with New Haven school teacher Marlene Miller Pratt, whose 18-year-old son was killed in 1988.

Firm official Julia McFadden says Pratt and other involved mothers hope the garden may serve as a place to honor and remember their loved ones.

A $300,000 state grant was approved to help with the creation of the garden during a meeting of the Connecticut State Bond Commission last year.