The Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission met last night to go over a presentation, which will be made to the Board of Selectmen about the final design selected for the site. The mission of the group is to make a recommendation on a plan for honoring the 20 children and 6 educators killed on 12-14.
The selected design features a tree in the center of a reflecting pool. One of the designers, Ben Wald, previously told the Commission that the jets in the basin can be reversed so after the site closes, the water flow can be changed in order to collect any candles placed on the water. The plantings were all selected to bring vitality to the sight. In the summer there will be fields of wildflowers designed to attract butterflies.
Evergreens will be planted at the narrowest portion of the site will screen in the area. Arctic sun dogwood and winter gold berry will also attract birds throughout the season.