Al Jazeera America produced a documentary about this project.
Photo by Jennifer Evans Kinsley
Grave Concerns, Western State Hospital, Lakewood, WA (Facebook)
Williard Cemetery Memorial Project, Willard, NY
Medfield State Hospital Cemetery, Medfield, OH
Danvers State Memorial Committee, MA Hospitals
Northampton State Hospital, Northampton, MA
Florida State Hospital, Chattahoochie, FL
Central State Hospital Restoration Project, Milledgeville, GA
Massachusetts' fight to get State Hospital Cemeteries restored
A Planned Consumer Memorial, St. Elizabeth's, Washington DC - To Honor Those Buried at State Institutions
I remember as a boy, my brother and I whittling sticks into swords and guns.
I remember the sound of the clash of steel and the precision which these weapons possessed.
I remember standing shoulder-to-shoulder with my brother, as we stood atop a small mound of dirt and defended our land and our honor.
I remember the call to arms and the single step I made from being a boy to being a man.
I remember things I experienced in battle, visions of things I wish not to remember.
I remember coming home, tired within and without, to a wasteland of tired people and surroundings.
I remember being exhausted and needing to find the strength to start over.
I remember how long the days seemed and how much longer the nights became.
I remember my struggle...
I remember your struggle...
Thank you for remembering me.
Thank you for remembering us.