On Friday, August 28, 2020, NewCourtland and Germantown Home hosted a ceremony at our Germantown Campus to dedicate a memorial garden to those we have lost during the pandemic.
The ceremony was a celebration to honor the lives we have lost due of COVID-19 and was attended by NewCourtland and Germantown Home staff along with our resident’s family members. The event featured art created by residents and speakers from NewCourtland, Germantown Home, members of the clergy and was punctuated by prayers, poetry readings and musical interludes.
The garden, which sits in front of our iconic carillon on a beautiful parcel of grass covered and tree shaded land, features a sitting area, a fountain and engraved pavers which honor each of those who have passed as a result of COVID-19.
The garden is named after and dedicated in honor of one of Germantown Homes most beloved and long time employees, Annetta “Sargent” Martin. As we continue to battle this virus, this garden will serve as a place for our families and staff members to take refuge and pay respects to those we have lost.