Key West, FL
United States
White Street/Atlantic Boulevard, foot of pier Key West AIDS Memorial since 1 December 1997
1000 names
During my vacation on Key West I visited the AIDS Memorial to see the engravement of my soul brother Mathew Lineberger who died on 23 November 1997.
The memorial contains three wondeful quotations engraved in black stone and an acknowledgment of the donors on the opposite side. The texts read:

"I hold it true, whate'er befall;
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all."
Alfred Tennyson

"For what is it to die
but to stand naked in the wind
and melt into the sun.
And what is it to cease breathing,
but to free the breath from its restless tides,
that it may rise and expand
and seek God unencumbered"
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

"The sky is blank but beautiful.
Nothing will ever be the same -
a cup of emptiness to fill,
symbols shaped into a name."
Rachel Hadas, "The Bees of the Invisible"

This memorial was made possible by the support of
Miller Brewing Company
Landmark Enterprises, Inc.
Michael Palm Foundation
Hilton Resort & Marina and Sunset Key
R. Brooks White, Joseph Bryan Jr., Michael Dively, Matthew Helmerich, Michael Ingram, Jefferson Overby, Guy Ross, John Evans
and the friends of the Key West AIDS Memorial

16 October 2010
Jörn Wolters, Amsterdam