The Story of the Memorial Arch

The Faith & Grief Memorial Arch was a direct response to the mass shooting tragedy that happened on July 7, 2016, that killed five first responders after a vigil and march honoring those who have died by gun violence. Our organization recognized the need for the community and the families to mourn these tragedies. We also realized that each individual in our community carries their own grief for the loved ones who have died and need a place to remember them, especially during the holiday season. Out of these needs, the Memorial Arch was created.

Thousands of visitors add their loved ones’ names to the Arch in Klyde Warren Park each year. Over 15,000 names have been added since the Arch began. This is our eighth year of hosting the Memorial Arch. Each year, the added ribbons are stored as sacred items added to our art installation, River of Time, which you can read more about below.

Request a Ribbon

Can’t visit this year? Request a ribbon be added for your loved one.

Support the Arch

Please consider donating to Faith & Grief and honor your loved ones with your donation.


Volunteer Hosts are needed throughout the Memorial Arch Event.

Grief can create beautiful things . . .

Visitors to the Arch add thousands of ribbons each year, remembering loved ones during the holidays.

We recognize the sacredness of these ribbons, which are reminders of love and memories, so we save the ribbons each year. Now, they have a new purpose through the gift of art.

Visit the Event Calendar and find group grief support online and in-person hosted locally.

Grief Resources

Resources You Can Use Now

Listen to our Faith & Grief Podcast, read or listen to a book from our book club and find ways to remember your loved ones, like visiting the Faith & Grief Memorial Arch.

Stories of Comfort & Hope
Remember Your Loved Ones
Read about Grief & Love