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Memorial planned for Dartmouth geese killed this week

The memorial at Sullivan’s Pond on Saturday evening will feature words by @DartmouthHaiku and music from Dartmouth singer-songwriter Eric Stephen Martin.

The remaining geese hang out at Sullivan's Pond on Thursday.

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The remaining geese hang out at Sullivan's Pond on Thursday.

A memorial has been planned for the Dartmouth geese who lost their lives earlier this week.

Three of the beloved Sullivan’s Pond geese were struck by a driver Wednesday evening, and two died.

The incident ignited a firestorm of outrage on social media, but police said the driver didn’t see the geese, and he won’t be charged. A change.org petition has gathered more than 1,000 supporters asking police to lay charges.

Twitter account @DartmouthHaiku, which typically tweets love letters to Dartmouth in 17 syllables, organized the memorial, and tweeted a poster for it on Thursday.

People are asked to gather at the gazebo at Sullivan’s Pond on Saturday evening for words by @DartmouthHaiku and possible guests, and music from Dartmouth singer-songwriter Eric Stephen Martin.

The weather forecast for Saturday is dreary, and the poster says the event is, “Happening in good weather for a person or a duck.”

The memorial starts at 7 p.m.

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