Art spurs remembrance at national cemetery plaza

Kirkland is one of four artists selected by the foundation to amplify and humanize the experience of visiting the cemetery by capturing, in art, the timeless and universal character of war and sacrifice. Thanks to their nearly completed efforts, the plaza, which will debut with a community dedication on June 28, has become a kind of “outdoor museum,” said foundation president Debra Jacobs, creating a new standard for the nation’s 131 national cemeteries and an unprecedented model for public-private collaboration.