Dear Friends of Untermyer Gardens:
Last week, I wandered over to the area overlooking the bottom of the Vista, normally overgrown with a jungle of hideous Japanese knotweed (mercifully dormant in the winter). This site will someday hold a wildflower garden. Imagine my surprise when I came upon this breathtaking view. Untermyer Gardens continue to delight the eye with unexpected sights.
"We owe it not only to our persecuted brethren but to the entire world to now strike in self-defense a blow that will free humanity from a repetition of this incredible outrage. This time the Jews are the victims, next time it may be the Catholics or the Protestants. If we once admit, as is brazenly insisted by the German Government, that such fiendish persecution of the people of one race or creed is an internal domestic affair and not a world concern, how are we to know whose turn will be next?"
Stephen F. Byrns
President, Untermyer Gardens Conservancy