‘We must move with a sense of urgency’: leaders finalizing Emanuel 9 memorial design

It’s still just a model, but a memorial honoring the Emanuel 9 victims and survivors is taking shape.

“We must move with a sense of urgency,” said Emanuel Church Reverend Eric Manning. “It gives us and creates a space for us to have a conversation.”

He says the memorial will have a survivors’ garden, which will have five trees, one for each survivor of the tragedy. A model also shows two friendship benches, with a basin in between on which the names of the nine victims will be engraved.

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