Mantle Rock - 1/2 mile. During winter of 1838-1839, the Cherokees were forced to leave their Smoky Mountain homes for Oklahoma territory. Mantle Rock, a 40-foot sandstone arch, was used for shelter on their "Trail of Tears." Since the icy Ohio River had no ferry traffic, the Indians sought cover beneath the arch. Many died there. Mantle Rock was also campsite for ancient Indians
The Resolute Moment was erected in 2010 to commemorate the Inuit who were exiled from their land by the federal government and forcibly relocated to the High Arctic in the 1950s. This monument, made of stone, depicts a lone man gazing out to the ocean at the location of the High Arctic where Inuits had arrived by ship.
The Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex, often referred to as Tsitsernakaberd, was constructed to honor the millions of lives lost to the Armenian Genocide (1915-1917). Nearby is a museum, the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, established in 1995, which contains artifacts and stories from the Genocide, and attempts to educate people on the horrific events.
Salt Hill, Galway Ireland
There are many monuments in Ireland in respect of the Great Famine. This one consists of a central piece of limestone. which originated as a memorial to Celia Griffin, a 6 year old girl who died in the city of starvation in 1847. To this has been added two sandstone monuments which are carved in the form of a ship's sail, like those which carried thousands of emigrants from Ireland in and after the famine years. Many died on the journey, hence the ships were often known as coffin ships. The sandstone monuments each contain 50 of the 100 names of ships known to have carried Irish people across the Atlantic Ocean.
This jazzy montage of figures and textile patterning opens with the pairing of a wall-high African mask and the face of a contemporary woman, linking the African past with the present community. On the right, the striding figure of an elderly lady with her shopping bag honors the strength of the black matriarchy.
Penn's Landing, Philadelphia
The bronze monument, which was sculpted by artist Glenna Goodacre, is the centerpiece of a 1.5-acre park designed by award-winning landscape architect Pauline Hurley-Kurtz. Dedicated in 2003, it was built to commemorate the 150th anniversary of An Gorta Mor, the Great Hunger, and to recognize the contributions of the Irish to the city, state and nation.
This marker commemorates the life and accomplishments of Johann Michael Jahn (1816-1883) who came to New Braunfels in 1845 as a colonist. He worked as a master craftsman, was active in civic affairs, and elected as one of the first alderman of the city.
Cam Ai Tran and Hap Tu Thai and their two children escaped Vietnam by boat in 1979. Thirteen others on the same boat died and were buried at sea. Tran and Thai are now the publishers of the “Saigon Times”, based in Rosemead, California. For ten years they worked tirelessly to build a memorial to the Boat People, including the tens of thousands who died at sea. In the Spring of 2009 the Vietnamese Boat People Monument was dedicated in Westminster Memorial Park’s Asian Garden of Peaceful Eternity.