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2002 DSMC Cemetery Memorial



In September of 2002, I was invited to attend the Danvers State Memorial Committee's cemetery dedication. It was held on the highlands portion of the property behind the Gray Gables. It was a large event complete with a full catering service, planting of flowers and a bell ringing ceremony in which every patient's name was read from a list that was buried on the grounds. Many patients told their story and shared their experience during their stay at the hospital. Some were very open and wished the hospital was destroyed while others still admired the architecture and enjoyed seeing it again. It was an honor and privilege being there. It was day that was long overdue.

Unfortunately, due to patient confidentiality, I cannot show all the photographs and video footage I took that day. Maybe someday in the not so distant future I can share them with the public. Until then, here are a couple pictures from the memorial.