Flowers and mementos are a special part of the memorial. Canterbury Museum will collect non-perishable mementos, such as notes and cards, placed at the memorial for about a month around each 22 February anniversary. These items and those previously collected from the former CTV and PGC sites, where many lives were lost, are important expressions of the depth of feeling and sense of loss expressed by visitors. The items will become part of the museum’s collection and may be displayed in future to help the museum share the story of the Canterbury earthquakes.