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Wheaton in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

DC Area Sniper Victims Memorial

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 26, 2017
1. DC Area Snipers Victims Memorial
Inscription.  During the Summer and Fall in 2002 the senseless violence of two men caused the deaths of thirteen innocent people. Although the tragedies occurred in several parts of the country sniper fire in the Washington, DC area abruptly ended the lives of ten men and women. The stones here engraved with the names of those ten bear witness to the fact that they lived and worked among us — and they are not forgotten. Their lives, each unique but all too short, are forever part of our collective story. This place also honors the kindness of so many who supported their families and whose active compassion still strengthens the bonds of community.
 
Topics. This historical marker memorial is listed in these topic lists: DisastersNotable Events.
 
Location. 39° 3.433′ N, 77° 2.224′ W. Marker is in Wheaton, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Glenallan Avenue east of Heurich Road, on the right when traveling east. On the grounds of Brookside Gardens. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1800 Glenallen Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 26, 2017
2. DC Area Snipers Victims Memorial
distance of this marker. Gude Garden (a few steps from this marker); Monarch Waystation (within shouting distance of this marker); Garden Lunch / Recess Lessons (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fragrance Garden (about 400 feet away); Suggestions for Walking the Labyrinth (about 600 feet away); The Bridge to Understanding (about 600 feet away); Efficient Irrigation System (about 700 feet away); Composting (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wheaton.
 
Also see . . .  DC Area Sniper Fast Facts. (Submitted on November 26, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
 
DC Area Snipers Victims Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 26, 2017
3. DC Area Snipers Victims Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. A clear wide-view shot once the construction fencing is removed. • Can you help?
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