The University Record, October 15, 2001

Peace planting of Mount Hood daffodils symbolizes hope

By Susan Farley
University Record

In commemoration of the loss to our nation Sept. 11, students, faculty and staff are invited to assist in the planting of 2,000 white Mount Hood daffodils 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Oct. 19 at the tear-drop shaped grassy area near the Central Campus Recreation Bldg (CCRB).

“We felt the need to do something. Perennials symbolize hope, rebirth and regeneration. It should be very beautiful and meaningful,” said Mary Craig, program manager of Arts at Michigan.

“White is a kind of pure, ephemeral color. The tragedy showed us how fragile life is.”

Participants may plant as many bulbs as they wish. The Peace Planting is sponsored by Arts at Michigan, Arts on the Hill and the Department of Grounds.

For more information, call (734) 936-5805.