Key West, FL
United States
White Street/Atlantic Boulevard, foot of pier Key West AIDS Memorial since 1 December 1997
1000 names
The list goes on: Expansion of AIDS Memorial under way
The bad news is there are names to be added every year to the Key West AIDS Memorial. The good news is there soon will be additional space to memorialize local residents who have lost the battle.
Crews from D.L. Porter construction company are expanding the granite memorial that stands solemnly at the foot of the White Street Pier on Higgs Beach. The expanded section will be made of the same black granite as the original design, but instead of resting flat on the ground, it will include tilted granite panels bearing the additional names.
Phase 2 of the memorial will accommodate about 1,200 names, said Ingram, hoping Key West never fills it. There are currently more than 1,100 names inscribed into the original granite. His design also features new benches that will face the nearby Africans Memorial, as well as the sunset from Higgs Beach.
Photo © Mandy Miles

21 March 2013
Mandy Miles, Key West