Plans for the Circle of Life memorial began in 2019. A group of friends, interested in the history of Congressional Cemetery and in green burial, worked with cemetery staff to designate a space to honor environmentally friendly interment.
In partnership with Casey Trees, linden trees were planted on the hillside to create a sylvan outdoor sanctuary within the cemetery’s hallowed grounds.
The granite stones were sourced, engraved, and installed by Fram Monument Company, a local business providing memorial monuments to the Washington Baltimore community for over 100 years.
Graphic designer and photographer David Posey of Alexandria, VA, graphically adapted selected images to produce the vector line art for the granite engravings.
In partnership with Congressional Cemetery, the Circle of Life was created and funded by Sharon Metcalf and Circle collaborators — Nancy Brennan, Kay Tatum, Mary Kay Blake and Margaret Tobey, all of whom have chosen gravesites within the Circle for their final resting place. For more info, email email@example.com
The circle of trees, engraved stones, and native plantings are a gift to preserve the cemetery’s natural environment for future generations. congressionalcemetery.org/circle-of-life