For his Eagle Scout project, 15-year-old Brandon Ryan is building a memorial to local Holocaust Survivors on a corner of the Museum’s parking lot on Houston Street in downtown Dallas—with the Museum’s approval.
“My project will be a professional looking garden to the survivors of the Holocaust,” said Brandon, a freshman at Greenhill School. “Many of the survivors I have met while visiting the museum with my school and family were only teen-agers or young adults when they were detained…Now many of them are in their 80s or 90s and do not have much time to live. ...I would like to use a lot of professional help to make the garden as memorable as possible for the survivors.”
Brandon has obtained the pro-bono services of a professional park designer for his project. A distinctive memorial statue will be placed in the garden, as well as two outdoor benches. A small tree and appropriate ground cover will be part of the garden.
To raise needed funds for the garden, the Boy Scout is planning several fund-raising events, and the Museum has agreed to accept donations through it’s website for the project. You may donate by clicking here.