Come spring, a hill at the Marist School in Brookhaven will bloom with daffodils planted by more than 200 volunteers in December. The garden is a partnership between the school and Am Yisraeil Chai!, an Atlanta-based nonprofit focused on Holocaust remembrance. The 500 bulbs planted at Marist are part of a worldwide living memorial for children killed in the Holocaust, the school said on its website.
“The yellow daffodil bloom is reminiscent of the Star of David that Jews throughout Europe were forced to wear in public,” said Andi Videlfsky, the Marietta physician spearheading local efforts. “The daffodils are symbolic because they bloom with a burst of color and energy each spring, reminding us that life is eternal.”