The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Tea Party USA
The day after a gunman opened fire on a country music festival from a high-rise Las Vegas hotel, a local landscaper was at City Hall with an idea for remembering the 58 people killed in the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.
Jay Pleggenkuhle (PLAY-ghen-kool) of Stonerose Landscapes said he thought the people of Las Vegas needed a project to help them work through their grief.
His business partner, Daniel Perez, pushed him to tell city officials about the idea for a temporary “pop up” garden where people could mourn. Officials identified a quarter-acre city lot in the downtown arts district originally slated for a dog park and suggested the garden be made permanent.
With city approval, the land and a plan drawn on a paper napkin, the landscaping team asked their contractor friend Mark Hammelmann for help.
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