Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Katrina Memorial


Part of the Katrina Memorial which is dedicated to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. It is located on the Town Green along Hwy. 90 in Biloxi, MS. ABC's "Extreme Makeover" crew, which helped create it, held an opening ceremony Feb. 15, 2006. The memorial consists of a glass case (part of which can be seen here) which is made up of a collage of various items from destroyed buildings. The other part of the memorial is a tiled wave wall standing 12' high which represents the water which surged in at the Green during the storm. Many places had much higher surge levels... some of Waveland's witnesses to the surge reported 40 to 50 foot surges as some rode out the storm high up in pine trees.

Links:
Katrina Memorial Pictures
Biloxi - Photo Galleries

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1 Comments:

Blogger Lisa Sarsfield said...

I saw that episode, it was wonderful how they made this memorial and restored precious photos. I imgaine it must be very moving to stand before the real thing as you did.

May 16, 2008 at 6:21 PM  

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