The National AIDS Memorial Grove, in San Fran's Golden Gate Park, celebrates its 10th anniversary this month with a big bash for a decade's worth of volunteer gardeners. Sprinkle ashes, lose the blues or just yourself among all 17 acres of the only federally recognized AIDS memorial.

Down south? The Key West AIDS Memorial features names carved in charcoal-gray granite tablets that are set into a walkway overlooking the sea.

And New York City natives can point visitors to the towering nave at St. John the Divine Cathedral with its AIDS-dedicated marble altar, memorial book of names and votive candles set before a majestic stained-glass window.