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617-523-0402 | PO Box 8382, Boston, Massachusetts 02114

Commemorative Engraving

We invite you to add the name of a victim you know to this memorial.

A victim's name will be incorporated into the Garden by written request only and with the family's permission. There are approximately 1,200 names engraved on the river stones and on the walls within the Garden.  


Guidelines for including victims' names:

  • Connection to Massachusetts: either the victim or survivors do, or did reside here; or the victim was here at the time of the crime.
  • Wall engraving information: the victim's name, date of birth and date of death.

To add the name of a victim to the Garden of Peace:

  • The payment for engraving covers the cost of engraving. The Garden does not make a profit. It is important to us at the Garden of Peace that all requests be honored. If you are unable to include the entire payment at this time, please contact the Garden about possible financial assistance and payment plans.
  • The fee of $195.00 is effective until August 1, 2019.  
  • To complete application and make payment through the mail: please send completed form along with check or money order of $195.00* to: Garden of Peace PO Box 8382 Boston, MA 02114
  • We will contact you to verify inscription information. If you have not heard from us within a week, please call 617-523-0402 or send an email to [email protected] to confirm that your application has been received.
  • Applications received after August 1st will be held for engraving the following year.


The Garden of Peace is a memorial commemorating victims of homicide. Each victim in this garden is united by the circumstances that led to their death. Families and friends of these victims are united in their loss, in their efforts to end violence, and in their continual search to find some peace. It is here in this Garden, we can find some Peace. 

We have created an index to help you locate the names in the Garden. The stones in the riverbed are divided into five sections; A-E; the names on the wall are indicated by panel section. The name of each victim is listed alphabetically with a letter beside it indicating the approxamite location of their stone. The names on the wall will be added to the list next year after engraving. We hope this will assist you in more easily locating the stone of your loved one.

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