Stories Behind the Names

Behind each name in the Garden was a real person with a real life lost. Stories Behind the Names introduce us to commemorated victims beyond the violent acts that ended their lives. Woven together, they provide a powerful reminder of the impact of violence.

Click on a name to read their story. Names are listed in alphabetical order by first name.

Click here to submit a Story Behind the Name for your loved one. Please note: Only stories for homicide victims memorialized in the Garden of Peace will be posted on the website.

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