On the corner of Hillcrest and Columbia in Seward, NE, the Children’s Memorial Park is a place to honor and remember children who have been lost from our world to soon. Three brick walls, containing the etched children’s names and messages, are the centerpiece of the memorial. Two unique art pieces, a Lifetile Wall, “Fly Away” and a sculpture, “I Am The Light”, bring messages of hope and peace to those who visit the memorial. The park, located on the campus of Concordia University, was designed to honor the memories of these children within a setting of community and learning. Located 25 minutes from Lincoln, the memorial is not only for children of the Seward community, but all of Nebraska, other states, and countries.
An annual remembrance day is held the day before Memorial Day, commemorating the names of the children who have been added to the wall during the previous year.