Allison Krause Jeffery Miller Bill Schroeder Sandy Scheuer
"Inquire, Learn, Reflect."
May 4 Memorial was dedicated
Resting on a 2 1/2-acre wooded site
A progression of four polished black granite disks embedded in the earth lead from the plaza to four free-standing pylons aligned on the hill. The disks reflect our own image as we stand on them; the pylons stand as mute sentinels to the force of violence and the memory of the four students killed.
Constructed of carnelian granite, a stone
associated with strength and time, the memorial is surrounded by 58,175
daffodils, the number of the country's losses in
Engraved in the plaza's stone threshold are
the words "Inquire, Learn, Reflect." The inscription, agreed upon by
the designer and Kent State University, affirms the intent that the memorial
site provide visitors an opportunity to inquire into the many reasons and
purposes of the events, to encourage a learning process, and to reflect on how
differences may be resolved peacefully.
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