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Application for Engraving

Applications may be submitted online or by mail. See below for details.

Garden of Peace

The Details of Application for Engraving

What you need for Application for Engraving

  • Because the Garden of Peace is a Massachusetts memorial to victims of homicide:
    • The victim's death must have resulted from a crime committed against them;
    • The victim must have a connection to Massachusetts-typically the victim's place of birth, death, residence, or family's residence.
  • Each engraving includes the victim's name, date of birth, and date of death.
  • All engravings since 2011 have been made on walls surrounding the Garden.
  • For applications made by someone other than an immediate family member, whenever feasible, immediate family is consulted prior to an application being approved. Even within families, we encourage applicants to communicate with other family members about the application for engraving.
  • The current cost of engraving is $150 and is subject to change.
    • While payment-in-full is appreciated, any contributions toward costs are welcome.
    • Payment is accepted from family, friends, or other supporters.
    • Applications are not approved or denied based on payment.
  • We will contact you to verify eligibility and engraving information. If you have not heard from us within two weeks, please call 617-586-1369 or email gardenofpeace@mass.gov to confirm your application has been received and to start the eligibility verification process.
  • Applications may be submitted any time throughout the year. The application due date is August 1st each year to allow sufficient time for processing prior to the annual Honor Program each September. Any application received after August 1st may be held for engraving the following year.

How to submit Application for Engraving

Please use this electronic form to apply to add your loved one's name to the memorial.

We will contact you to verify eligibility and engraving information. If you have not heard from us within two weeks, please call 617-586-1369 or email gardenofpeace@mass.gov to confirm your application has been received and to start the eligibility verification process.

Applications may be submitted any time throughout the year. The application due date is August 1st each year to allow sufficient time for processing prior to the annual Honor Program each September. Any application received after August 1st may be held for engraving the following year.

Please download, complete, and mail the below Garden of Peace Application. 

Garden of Peace Application

Note: This document is two pages. If printing double sided, choose "Flip pages on short edge."

Payments may be made online here or by check payable to MOVA/Garden of Peace and mailed to MOVA/Garden of Peace, One Ashburton Pl., Suite 1101, Boston, MA 02108. 

We will contact you to verify eligibility and engraving information. If you have not heard from us within two weeks, please call 617-586-1369 or email gardenofpeace@mass.gov to confirm your application has been received and to start the eligibility verification process.

Applications may be submitted any time throughout the year. The application due date is August 1st each year to allow sufficient time for processing prior to the annual Honor Program each September. Any application received after August 1st may be held for engraving the following year. 

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