Living Tribute Program

Since starting the Hamilton’s Living Tribute Program in 1986 in partnership with the Botanical Garden, our goal has always been to give back to the entire community in a tangible way that also honors the families we have served. Through our current partnership with the Blank Park Zoo, our mission continues to grow.

Annually, Hamilton’s gives a monetary donation in honor of those families we have served in the past year to help enhance the Blank Park Zoo and further its mission. One special project these donations helped to complete is the Zoo’s “Sensory Garden." This is a special place for those who need a break from the hustle and bustle for a moment of peace.

Dedication Ceremony

Each summer, a Living Tribute Dedication Ceremony is held at the Blank Park Zoo, where a particular area is dedicated in honor of those who have died during the past year. The families we’ve served in the past 12 months are invited to this special ceremony and are given a beautiful keepsake program listing the names of those being honored.

Memorial Books on Display

At each of our locations, we display beautiful Living Tribute Books, which list all the names of those persons remembered over the many years. In addition, there are beautiful leather-bound Memorial Albums kept in the main lobby at the Blank Park Zoo for families to look through and locate their loved one’s name whenever they are visiting the Zoo.

If you would like to submit changes to the way your loved one’s name is displayed in our Living Tribute Memorial Albums, please fill out the proper form by clicking on the button:

Submit Name Changes