WACGC to Honor Area Veterans with Blue Star Marker

The Williamsburg Area Council of Garden Clubs will dedicate a Blue Star Memorial Marker at a site in Bicentennial Park on November 11th at 1:30pm.
American Veterans continue to be recognized and honored all across America. Williamsburg is no exception. Mark your calendars for Friday, November 11, 1:30pm, when the Veterans Memorial Site within Bicentennial Park will be dedicated. Glenda Knowles, President of the Williamsburg Area Council of Garden Clubs (WACGC), and the Memorial Site planning committee have worked in cooperation with the City of Williamsburg staff to plan the establishment of the site within Bicentennial Park, located behind the DeWitt Wallace Museum, at the intersection of Nassau and Newport Avenue. The site is being funded by the Williamsburg Area Council of Garden Clubs and the City of Williamsburg. A Blue Star Memorial Marker will be the centerpiece of the site along with two benches and low maintenance plantings. The site will be handicap accessible and allow visitors to enter easily at the Memorial site. The Blue Star Marker will be visible from the street. Local officials, military representatives, and local veterans will take part in the dedication ceremony. Patriotic music, both vocal and instrumental, will complement the ceremony, honoring our veterans. The ceremony is open to the public and especially to all military families.Perpetuation of the Marker will be the responsibility of the WACGC through donations. Anyone who would want to donate "in memory of" a loved one or friend may contact the WACGC. Those names will be kept in a Veterans' Memorial Memory Book and the records maintained by the Council. Contact maryellenschiavone@gmail.com. The Williamsburg Area Council of Garden Clubs and the City of Williamsburg are proud to establish this site as a local memorial to all those who have defended our country, are currently serving our country, and for those who will serve in the future, on Veterans Day 2016.

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