Today is the seventh anniversary of the passing of Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy, and his daughter Julie is now sharing a way for fans to honor his memory.
Honoring Nimoy with memorial at Boston Science Museum
Last year, the Boston Museum of Science announced an effort to build a special memorial to Leonard Nimoy. A statue featuring his signature Vulcan salute has been designed and donations are being sought to fund the project. Nimoy’s family is fully supporting the project, which they see as a “beautiful tribute to Leonard’s life and legacy.”
So far, the project has raised around $30,000, far off its goal. While the family and museum are seeking large and corporate donors, they are also hoping to get support from the fan community for this memorial.
In an email to TrekMovie, Leonard’s daughter Julie spoke about her late father and the statue project:
“Seven years ago today, my wonderful dad passed away. You are greatly missed, especially your warm and loving hugs.
Dad, you would be so honored knowing that the Museum of Science will be the permanent home to your memorial. The sculpture not only depicts one of the world’s most recognized and loved gestures for peace, tolerance, and diversity, but it will also be a beautiful tribute to your life and legacy.”
“Your memory lives on – always and forever”
Pendant from space
Today, the family announced a special gift will be given away to one lucky donor to the memorial project. The gift would be the actual LLAP pendant that was sent into space on a Blue Origin rocket last December. This pendant originated from Julie’s personal collection.
Today, a one-of-a-kind pendant paying tribute to Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy will be on board. It represents a message he strongly believed in, that each of us lives a long and healthy life, with a vision of the future for peace, tolerance and unity. pic.twitter.com/NCEcCsFETY
— Blue Origin (@blueorigin) December 11, 2021
Along with LLAP pendant, they will include the “Certificate of Flight” along with a copy of the documentary Remembering Leonard Nimoy signed by Julie.
The minimum donation would be $5.00 and will be randomly selected by the staff at the Museum of Science in Boston. The drawing will begin on Leonard’s birthday, March 26, and it will run throughout 2022. Any donations made on or following March 26 will automatically be entered to win. The winner will be announced in early 2023. Rules and prizes will be announced and posted on the museum’s website by March 26.