A 30 foot fountain and reflection pool memorial was built in the spring of 2003 in Mankato, MN, the founding place of One Bright Star. The City of Mankato donated the park land and local businesses and labor groups donated materials and labor to fully fund this $150,000 project. The memorial site is located on the corner of East Main and Victory Drive in Mankato, MN. The objective of the memorial is to give friends and families a place to gather to remember their special child. It will also be a visible reminder for all of us that the death of a child is not something that one ever overcomes.
“Thank you to the many volunteers who poured their hearts, souls, talents and time into the building of this memorial.”
Memorial Text and Map
The union workers received the following award for building the One Bright Star Children’s Memorial:
- Minnesota AFL-CIO
- 2004 Bea Kersten Project Award
- For the One Bright Star Memorial
- Built by the Mankato Valley Building & Construction Trades Council