The Garden of Remembrance at Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle is an official state memorial to Washington State citizens who were killed in service during World War II and the conflicts of Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, the Persian Gulf, Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan. The half-acre, L-shaped garden was dedicated on July 4, 1998. The reflecting pools honor those missing in action, a fountain honors those who died in peacetime and other national service, and the golden oak tree that centers the Garden symbolizes remembrance of the cycle of life and honors the fallen and their families. Many visitors create “rubbings” of the names with pencil and paper. The garden is open year around and can be visited anytime, but is especially appropriate on Memorial Day and Veterans Day.