Upper St. Clair Township

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Memorial Garden


The Memorial Garden is located behind the Township Building near Clair's Kennel.

On September 8, 1994, ten members of the Upper St. Clair Community perished on Flight 427 when it crashed in Hopewell Township near Pittsburgh International Airport.

In friendship and support for the families and friends in our community, the Township of Upper St. Clair constructed a permanent memorial garden with the hope that a lasting memorial will comfort the families and honor the deceased.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the garden was held on November 9, 1994. The garden was designed to be a peaceful area along McLaughlin Run Creek, near the Township Municipal Building.

The memorial garden includes benches, shade trees, perennial beds, Nordic holly, rhododendrons and a walkway.

The garden was designed by GWSM,Inc., Landscape Architects. Gaydos Monuments donated the granite memorial with the names of the Upper St. Clair residents who were on the flight.Volunteers have helped to plant the garden and donated trees, bulbs and flowers.

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