Shaping our memorial tree

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"I know of nothing better to help a child than to give him a mother, to give him brothers and sisters, to give him a house, a village." This quote from Hermann Gmeiner, the father of SOS Children's Villages, sums up the founding idea of SOS Children's Villages. On 26 April 2022, the 36th year since Hermann Gmeiner's death has passed. On this occasion, we wanted to commemorate him and all departed friends of SOS Kannerduerf Lëtzebuerg in a very special way. Together with the Lycée Technique d'Ettelbruck we created a memorial tree in the children's village in Mersch. With a lot of attention to detail, the roots of the young tree were incorporated into a structure of stones and flowers. Just as the tree will continue to grow and flourish over the coming years, the design  will also evolve over the years in order to help to provide comfort and hope.

You can find more information about Hermann Gmeiner on the following link : Hermann Gmeiner - SOS Kannerduerf

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