The centerpiece of the College’s Memorial Garden is a towering bronze sculpture of a dove, created by David Turner, class of 1983. Turner’s sculptures appear all over campus, including Bald Eagles in the Sadler Center and Great Blue Heron and Marsh Wren in the Crim Dell.
The garden was funded entirely through private donations, including gifts by Jack Garrett ’40 and the Class of 1959’s 50th Reunion class gift. In addition to Garrett, reunion gift chairs Jim Brinkley ’59, Kathy Watson Lawler ’59 and Earl “Tuggy” Young ’59 were applauded during the September 2010, dedication ceremony for their efforts in making the Memorial Garden a reality.
Located on the path between Miller Hall and the Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre, the Memorial Garden is a beautiful spot for reflecting and will be available to members of the William & Mary family who wish to have their ashes buried at the memorial site. To get to the garden pass through the Anne and Clay Perfall Gates. Anne,’89, and Clay,’80, are members of the Chancellor’s Circle and the Business School’s Dean’s Circle.
These are the same gates leading to the Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre.
The “Common Glory” play told the story of the American Revolution from Patrick Henry’s “Give me liberty or give me death” speech to the American victory at Yorktown.