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October 21, 2012 at 7:36 PM

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A project firmly planted


COLIN DILTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Dozens gathered as a stainless steel sculpture, "The Tree of Life," by artist Clark Wiegman, was dedicated Sunday afternoon, Oct. 21, 2012 at Victor Steinbrueck Park in Seattle. The sculpture, funded by the Homeless Remembrance Project, is one of the only spaces to remember homeless friends and loved ones filling a need in the homeless community, said Carol Cameron, the project chairperson. The project works with supporters areas to honor homeless people who have died in King County. To find out how to help visit www.homelessremembrance.org

COLIN DILTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Carol McRoberts, left, Cindy Thelen, center, and Karen Schneider take a closer look at "The Tree of Life", by artist Clark Wiegman, sculpture at its dedication ceremony Sunday afternoon, Oct. 21, 2012 at Victor Steinbrueck Park in Seattle. The three have supported the project since it started in October, 2003. The sculpture, funded by the Homeless Remembrance Project, is a place to remember homeless friends and loved ones.

COLIN DILTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES

The statue is placed on ground where a soup kitchen used to be, showing how the space is to honor the homeless.

COLIN DILTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Dozens joined hands and formed a ring around the statue to sing "We Shall Overcome" in a dedication ceremony for the statue.

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