This garden is dedicated
to George D. Lindsay whom was a very honorable man. He was the first editor of
the Herald, which was known as the Sarasota Herald. During his long and appreciated career he was
a Presbyterian minister, an attorney at law and a newspaper publisher. This man
changed the way we view the newspaper and the news. He did good things. His
brother past away because of smoking, therefore he did not allow smoking nor
cigarette ads on the newspaper. This affected the entire country since the advertisement
of smoking, which was later proven to cause cancer, was finalized. Because of
this mans respected work, I have placed the quote "no cigarette ads
allowed" in his plaque. Besides that, he served two terms as the president
in the Inland daily Press, and he wrote the original constitution of the
Florida Daily Newspaper ASSN.
There are endless
reasons why this righteous man deserves a garden but most importantly he
deserves a creative garden with special symbols within, and that is what I did.
This garden was created in the building of a journalist called Laura Char, in
Brikell, Miami. She admired and respected with great honor, the journalist
Geroge D. Lindsay, therefore every time she leaves her lobby she will be
reminded of him. The various wildflowers planted, are in shape of an H, this
stands for Herald which what is most memorable of George Lindsay and some may
say his legacy. There is a flamingo planted because at that time, precisely
1927 there were many flamingos in Sarasota, and today it is the bird that
stands out in the zoological wilderness in Sarasota. Lastly, there is a plaque
planted, with his name, his lifetime years and the quote mentioned previously
about cigarette ads.
I truly hope anyone who
passes by it notices it and is curious allowing them to investigate and
research his name, because everyone should know about the first editor of the
Herald, such an important passage of knowledge these days. This man deserves
this and so much more. Rest in Peace, George D. Lindsay.