Plymouth Immigrant Memorial
The Plymouth Immigrant Memorial in Brewster Gardens, designed by Barney Zeitz, serves as a tribute to the men and women who were America’s first immigrants. He deliberately designed the six faces on the monument to reflect the different backgrounds of people who have immigrated to the United States.
The sculpture was dedicated on site on the Plymouth waterfront by the late Rev. Dr. Peter J Gomes on Oct. 6, 2001. Barney Zeitz, sculptor can clearly recall where he was less than a month earlier, on Sept. 11, 2001. When the airplanes hit the World Trade Center towers in New York City, Zeitz was on a ladder working on the monument. The eagle at the top of the monument serves as a reminder of the freedoms immigrants are looking for when they move here.