Angel of Hope Statue
Subfacility of Maple Grove Arboretum
The Angel of Hope is located in the Maple Grove Arboretum. A grieving grandmother, Rosemarie Rosengren, donated the angel in memory of her grandson, Andrew. Rosemarie wanted to leave a memorial where mourning parents and families could find a place of solace. This angel was dedicated on May 6, 2001. Every year, the city's parks and recreation team hosts a candlelight memorial on December 6th at the arboretum.
Angel of Hope
The Angel of Hope was first introduced to the world in the international best selling book and television movie "The Christmas Box," written by Richard Paul Evans. The Original Angel of Hope statue, inspired by the book, was dedicated on December 6, 1994 in Salt Lake City, UT.
Since the placement of this first statue, it has become known as a place of hope and healing for anyone who has suffered the loss of a child. Each year, individuals and agencies in support of grieving parents sponsor new statues to be placed throughout the world. You can view additional statue locations by visiting the Richard Paul Evans website.
Visit the Friends of the Angel website to learn more about joining the volunteer group who plan annual dedication and remembrance events.
Bricks around the Angel of Hope statue can be purchased and dedicated as a touching way to remember your loved one for years to come. Visit our Sponsorship Opportunities page to learn how you can purchase your memorial brick today.