Palm Downtown Mortuary and Cemetery Unveils Garden of Dreams

Las Vegas, NV - February 15, 2013

Palm Downtown Mortuary and Cemetery is proud to unveil the Garden of Dreams with a special ribbon cutting ceremony, Tuesday, Feb. 26, featuring honorable dignitaries Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Councilman Ricki Barlow. Commencing at 11 a.m., the event will feature the Civil Air Patrol’s Color Guard, as well as performances by the Las Vegas Mass Choir.

A sentimental and educational garden with a permanent monument to the civil rights movement, the Garden of Dreams serves to help educate and remember the struggles and successes of the journey toward equal rights.

“Fulfilling our commitment to education and paving the way toward a brighter and more equal tomorrow, the Garden of Dreams will be utilized to shape the future of our community through a scholarship program,” said Palm Downtown General Manager Larry Davis.

Each year, Palm Downtown Mortuary and Cemetery will reward a local student with a demonstrated commitment to community service and the ideals of freedom, equality and justice with a scholarship to be used at a Nevada institution of higher learning.

Designed to remind and inspire, the Garden of Dreams physically incorporates the struggles and successes of the civil rights movement with several unique features. Anchored by a magnificent granite torch in the center, the garden also incorporates oversized granite stars and personalized pavers.

Visitors approach the garden via the Walk of Dreams pavers, which symbolize those who have inspired the ideals of freedom, equality and justice in our community and our country. Monies raised from the sale of the pavers will be used to help fund the Palm Garden of Dreams Scholarship.

In the center of the Civil Rights Plaza stands a majestic rock-pitched torch, which evolves into polished granite to symbolize the difficult journey towards equality, liberty and justice. The multicolored granite flame of the torch represents the eternal ideal, where everyone lives together in harmony and equality.

Fourteen polished granite stars, representing the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, will adorn the Civil Rights Plaza floor. Each year a significant contributor to the civil rights movement will be honored with a dedication.

“Our commitment to preserving the history of the civil rights movement for generations to come is evident through the Garden of Dreams,” said Davis. “We are proud to announce this unique garden and are pleased to be instrumental in guiding the future of our community by providing access to higher education to local youth.”

For more information about the Palm Downtown Mortuary and Cemetery or the Garden of Dreams, call (702) 464-8300 or visit


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