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Application for Engraving


To Submit an Application Online

Please use the electronic form at the bottom of this webpage to apply to add your loved one's name to the memorial. 

To Submit an Application through the Mail

Please download, complete, and mail this engraving application formNote: This document is two pages. If printing double sided, choose "Flip pages on short edge."

Payments may be made online here or by check payable to MOVA/Garden of Peace and mailed to MOVA/Garden of Peace, One Ashburton Pl., Suite 1101, Boston, MA 02108. 

We will contact you to verify eligibilty and engraving information. If you have not heard from us within two weeks, please call 617-586-1369 or email [email protected] to confirm your application has been received and to start the eligibilty verification process.

Applications may be submitted any time throughout the year and we encourage you to submit your application early. The annual application due date is August 1st to allow sufficient time for processing prior to the annual Honor Program each September. Any application received after August 1st may be held for engraving the following year. 

Application Guidelines and Other Important Information

  • Because the Garden of Peace is a Massachusetts memorial to victims of homicide:
    • The victim's death must have resulted from a crime committed against them;
    • The victim must have a connection to Massachusetts--typically the victim's place of birth, death, residence, or family's residence.
  • Each engraving includes the victim's name, date of birth, and date of death.
  • Since 2011, because of space limitations, all engravings have been and will be made on the walls surrounding the Garden.
  • For applications made by someone other than an immediate family member, whenever feasible, immediate family will be consulted prior to an application being approved. Even within families, we encourage all applicants to communicate with others about the the intent to submit an application for engraving.
  • The current cost of engraving is $150 and is subject to change.
  • While payment-in-full is appreciated, any contribution toward costs would be welcome.
  • Payment will be accepted from family, friends, or other supporters.
  • Applications will not be be approved or denied based on the ability to pay.


If you have already submitted an application, please do not re-apply online to make another payment. You may send a check or make a donation by mail to:

MOVA/Garden of Peace, One Ashburton Pl., Suite 1101, Boston, Massachusetts 02108




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