A 3,600-daffodil garden to memorialize the 1.5 million Jewish children killed in the Holocaust will be planted and dedicated Sunday, Nov. 15, at 3 p.m. in Hammond Park in Sandy Springs.
The garden is one of hundreds established throughout Georgia, the United States and the world as part of Am Yisrael Chai’s Daffodil Project. Nearly 200,000 daffodils have been planted since the nonprofit group was organized in 2010.
Locations include Congregation Beth Tefillah, Temple Sinai, Ahavath Achim Synagogue, the Marcus Jewish Community Center, St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church, the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Kennesaw State University, and the Center for Civil and Human Rights.
The planting in Sandy Springs is planned as an inclusive event for all faith communities.
“Children are children,” said event chairman Mike Weinroth, an Am Yisrael Chai board member and longtime Sandy Springs resident with his wife, Linda.
Weinroth said 1,000 people could attend. “I have already begun reaching out to various synagogues, schools and churches, and everyone wants to participate.”
Supporters of the planting include Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul, Sandy Springs City Council member Andy Bauman and state Rep. Joe Wilkinson, R-Sandy Springs.
A steering committee is working with the Sandy Springs Recreation and Parks Department to prepare for the November event.
Weinroth also has organized plantings and dedications of children’s memorial gardens in Blue Ridge and Blairsville. For more information about the Sandy Springs planting, contact him at email@example.com.