Memorial Courtyard features new plaque display
Families, friends memorialize loved ones through their giving
The Memorial Courtyard at Binghamton University now includes new plaques on a granite display.
The plaques memorialize the loved ones of families and friends who have chosen this campus site of beauty and peace to honor the lives of deceased members of the University community.
The plaques grew too numerous to fit on the two boulders where they were previously located. So, the Binghamton University Foundation replaced all of the plaques and provided support for the design and creation of the new display.
Inspired by the tragic events of 9/11, the Memorial Courtyard provides visitors with a dedicated place on campus where the lives of alumni lost that day, as well as other deceased members of the University community, may be remembered and celebrated.
In October 2002, more than 300 people gathered in the courtyard to view for the
first time a monument commemorating the 15 Binghamton alumni lost one year earlier. Hundreds of tulip and daffodil bulbs also were planted in memory of those lost. Since then, new memorials and enhancements have been added to the courtyard to honor other departed members of the University community — faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends.
Donor generosity made it possible to establish the courtyard. Donor gifts provide for the courtyard’s continued maintenance and improvement.