For those living in Chattanooga, TN, or the surrounding area, November 21, 2016 will always be remembered as a tragic day. The date marks a horrific bus accident that involved 37 students from the Woodmore Elementary School, which took the lives of six of the children. Five of the children died at the scene of the crash, while another 23 were hospitalized and one passed away two days later. Although there is nothing that could ease the pain experienced by family and friends, as well as the community at large, Erlanger Children’s Hospital did think of a way to remember them. Utilizing local Tennessee stone that was donated by Majestic Stone, a memorial was created outside the entrance to the facility in honor of those young children who lost their lives that day.
“We collaborated with the hospital to design what is so simple – a stacked stone memorial – to honor those families of the children,” said Patrick Wells, CEO of Majestic Stone in Chattanooga, TN. “It shows the simplicity and the strength of stone in its raw form and what it stands for. There is a unique beauty to it.”