Hurricane Katrina Memorial


While in Biloxi, MS I made sure that we found the Hurricane Katrina Memorial located across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel.  The memorial is dedicated to the Gulf Coast victims of Hurricane Katrina.  It was part of an Extreme Home Makeover project and was unveiled in February of 2006.  There is a mosaic wave symbolizing Katrina’s storm surge and a glass case containing mementoes shared by residents of the Gulf Coast. 


There is also a beautiful sculpture carved from a tree.  There are over 50 of these sculptures carved from trees that were damaged during the hurricane.



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  1. 1

    I love the tree sculptures! The idea of making something beautiful from something broken has so much hope!

  2. 2

    I didn’t realize this had been built in Biloxi. I love the tree sculpture too!

  3. 3

    What beautiful memorials, that reflect the disaster, so much better than an ordinary plaque. I like the tree sculpture as well.

  4. 4

    All of the memorials are nice, but I especially like the tree. I can’t believe there are 50 more tree sculptures…that’s incredible.

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. 5

    Thanks, everyone! The tree sculptures are beautiful. I wish that I was able to snap some pictures of the other ones but a lot of them are in the medians and side of the main highway…they aren’t as extravagant as this one and I didn’t see any others painted but still beautiful!

  6. 6

    While the mosaic sculpture is beautiful, the tree sculptures really seem to speak to the spirit of a resilient people…