As many in the community know, the Los Alamos High School Memorial Garden was dedicated Dec. 20 in honor of students who lost their lives while enrolled at the high school.
A temporary visual display of plaques was posted on the flagstone centerpiece located in the middle of the garden, around which leaders of the school district, community and the high school gathered to make brief remarks.
Permanent plaques have been ordered to replace the temporary ones and will be professionally installed when weather permits.
Through continued research of existing records and through public input, we have found that there are many more students whose names can be added in loving memory to the flagstone centerpiece.
Since the dedication, there have been many inquiries about the process for purchasing memorial plaques for these loved ones.
If families or friends are interested in purchasing a plaque, order forms are available at the main office of the high school (662-2510) or by contacting Rotarian Skip King, Memorial Garden project chair (662-8832.)
The only criterion for inclusion on the memorial flagstone is that the student was enrolled at the high school at the time of his or her passing, and, if a senior who had just graduated, passed away before the beginning of the following school year.
Thank you again to the community for your outpouring of support. Most recent individual donors to the Memorial Garden are Judy Crocker, Eric Ferm and Pat Slentz, Karen Hawkins, Linda and Skip King, Wendy and Gene Schmidt and Valerie and Bernard Wood.