Memorial Garden

The Memorial Garden is open to the public at all times through the Third St. gate to Next Step’s backyard at 902 D Ave in La Grande.  It is a place of beauty and rest for anyone to visit, to mourn, pray, remember, celebrate and heal.

Next Step’s Memorial Garden is dedicated as a place to honor and remember children lost to miscarriage, stillbirth and abortion.  If you would like to order a Remembrance Plate for a child, you can fill out the order form online (below) or print it off and mail it to 902 D Ave., La Grande, OR 97850.  The cost is $15.00 per Remembrance Plate which covers the cost of the materials and installation.

Remembrance Plates are made of DuraBlack, a laser markable aluminum suitable for harsh environments.  The plate will be black with white lettering and graphics.  The plate is 2 x 4 inches with round edges and will be glued to one of the Memorial Garden panels. You can choose up to three lines of printing with a maximum of 30 characters (including spaces) per line.

Here are examples of plates:

The process to order is two steps.  First, fill out the Remembrance Plate order form below.  Second, select a form of payment.

To print and hand deliver or mail the order form to our office, click here: Remembrance Plate Order Form

Step 1:  Order your Remembrance Plate

Plates may take up to 6 months to be manufactured and installed in the garden. Quality takes times and we feel this is important enough to have excellent craftsmanship.

Step 2:  Pay for Your Remembrance Plate

You can choose to pay for your Remembrance Plate one of three ways.  You can mail us your payment at 902 D Ave, La Grande, OR 97850.  You can bring in your payment in person to the above address.  OR you can use PayPal (below) to do it all online right now.  Plates will be ordered once we receive your payment. If you need a scholarship, please call the office at 541-963-6918 to set up an appointment to meet with the Memorial Garden Coordinator.