Brandon A. Ryan planned and constructed the Garden of Remembrance and Tolerance that was dedicated by the DHM/CET to victims of the Holocaust. Brandon is an Eagle Scout with Troop 876 of the Boy Scouts of America.
Austin and Bronsin Ablon, designed, created and installed the sculpture that stands in the center of the Garden Remembrance and Tolerance, which opened Nov. 20.
Students of Greenhill High School, the Ablon brothers’ had a clear vision of what they wanted the metal sculpture, entitled Coming Together, to represent. “The piece portrays a story…‘Coming Together’, embodies what happens with the sculpture when it rains. Interrupted from their free fall paths, the rain drops are collected and guided down a path until they all fall into the center star. They ‘come together’ as one group of rain drops. We believe that this idea represents what happened to the Jewish people during the Holocaust. Their lives were interrupted (free falling rain stopped by the gutter), they were gathered together and forced into trains (rain being forced down the gutter), and forced into camps (rain falling down towards the ground), but after all of that happened, they came together as the Jewish people, stronger and united (rain being collected under the Jewish star).”
We congratulate Brandon Ryan, Austin Ablon and Bronsin Ablon for the commitment of their time and creativity in the honor of victims of the Holocaust. Mazel Tov!