American Legion

You can support renaming park to honor veterans

The James City County veteran organizations -- American Legion, VFW, Military Order of the Purple Heart, and Vietnam Veterans of America -- have requested that the county rename Mid County Park to "Veterans Memorial Park" and/or designate an area within the park for the creation of a veterans memorial garden.

The garden will provide a quiet place for reflection, and serve as a reminder of the sacrifices that have been made to preserve our freedom. It is envisioned that the garden will consist of trees planted as "Living Memorials," gardens and benches. All costs for the planting of the trees, and gardens would be at the expense of the requestor wishing to add a...