Situated on the hillside between the Original Headquarters Building
and the Auditorium is the Memorial Garden. Designed in 1995 by
Sheila Brady of landscape architects Oehme, Van Sweden & Associates
and dedicated in 1996, the garden makes exceptional use of the
natural environment. An inscribed brass plaque which reads "In
remembrance of those whose unheralded efforts served a grateful
nation" is set in fieldstone which surrounds a large pond.
The blend of natural and landscaped plantings amid the stone outcroppings,
from which a cascade of water continuously falls, has created
a tranquil and reflective retreat for Agency employees.