Maryland's first Angel of Hope statue stands in a garden across from the South Carroll Senior and Community Center, on Mineral Hill Road, in Eldersburg.
The statue, depicting an angel with her arms raised and standing about 4 feet tall, is surrounded by two benches and a memorial wall.
When it was placed and dedicated earlier this year, it was the hope of the Eldersburg-based JOSH (Joining Others Seeking Healing) Foundation that people would find comfort in the meditation garden while remembering their loved ones, especially children.
"It's a perfect place for it," said Angela Ingram, of the small garden outside the senior center. "So peaceful and...