For respite and remembrance.For most of the year the AIDS memorial quilt remains carefully folded in a warehouse. But now that landscaping has been completed at the National AIDS Memorial Grove The AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, is dedicated to individuals who have died as a result of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). It is also in support of those who are living with AIDS and their loved ones and caregivers. , visitors to San Francisco San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden can pay homage year-round to those lost to the epidemic.
Located in Golden Gate Park This article is about the park in San Francisco. For the US National Recreation Area just north of there, see Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Golden Gate Park, located in San Francisco, California, is a large urban park. At 1017 acres (4.1 km², 1. , the Grove is a seven-acre wooded basin that contains intimate gathering areas connected by paths and surrounded by lushly landscaped vegetation.
"Obviously there was a crying need ... for a safe place to grieve grieve
v. grieved, griev·ing, grieves
1. To cause to be sorrowful; distress: It grieves me to see you in such pain.
2. openly without being stigmatized, a place for remembrance and renewal," says Alice Russell-Shapiro, the Grove's landscape designer and cochairwoman of the National AIDS Memorial Grove, which was designated a national memorial by Congress and President Clinton in 1996.