Key West, FL
United States
White Street/Atlantic Boulevard, foot of pier Key West AIDS Memorial since 1 December 1997
1000 names
World AIDS Day
The Key West AIDS Memorial is a tribute to the people who have died of AIDS. Their names are inscribed on flat black granite monuments which are embedded in the walkway approaching White Street Pier on the Atlantic Ocean. The Memorial was dedicated 16 years ago on World AIDS Day, December 1, 1997.
It was built with private funds, and then donated to the City of Key West. At the time of dedication, 730 names were included, listed in random order. In succeeding years, additional names have been added. Now there are more than 1,000 names on the Memorial. The AIDS Memorial is an official City of Key West park.
The Memorial is maintained by the Friends of the AIDS Memorial whose mission is to preserve and enhance the Key West AIDS Memorial and to ensure the dignity and respect for those whose names are engraved there.
Photo © AIDS Help

1 December 2012
AIDS Help, Key West