Organizers are hoping to have the new Delaware County Veterans Memorial finished by the Fourth of July.
Committee member and World War Two veteran Dr. John Tyrrell of Manchester says a dedication is planned for Tuesday, July 4th – if the project wraps up in time.
The “Freedom Is Not Free” Veterans Memorial will be located in Manchester on the southeast corner of Baum Park, visible from the road that leads out to the fairgrounds. It will commemorate each branch of the armed services with five monuments that rise up to complement two granite walls inscribed with the names of veterans with ties to the county. The memorial will also feature stone benches sitting atop a paver plaza, each facing a memorial wall honoring our veterans, giving visitors a place to sit and reflect. Dr. Tyrrell says for a donation, you can have a veteran’s name included on the memorial.
Several local businesses have stepped up to sponsor portions of the memorial and Dr. Tyrrell says they’d love to have more.
If you’d like to contribute towards the new Delaware County Veterans Memorial, honor a veteran or explore naming opportunities, contact Dr. John Tyrrell or check out their website at FreedomIsNotFreeMemorial.com. An account for donations has also been set up at Community Savings Bank.