The Veterans Memorial Park Committee recently set its 2014 memorial service for Sunday, May 25 at 3 p.m. Reservations, however, for names of deceased veterans to be engraved on the monuments have a deadline of April 1, 2014. Names already reserved (if now deceased) will automatically be added, but persons interested in submitting new names must act now!
The Memorial Park (known as the Caleb and Mary Pollard Family Veterans Memorial Park) adjacent to the VFW Building on Route 30 in King William County was dedicated in 1999 to the youth of Caroline, Essex, Hanover, King & Queen and King William Counties. The community can be thankful for the vision of Lt. Colonel Lee Vessels, a past Commander of the VFW, who along with others helped to make the memorial park a reality. At present, over 190 names of deceased veterans have been engraved on the existing monuments.
Plans for this year’s program will be announced soon, but the focus now is to encourage new reservations to be made by April 1. This can be done by contacting members of VFW Post 9501 (Commander, Herbert Johnson at (804) 769-1862), the Ladies Auxiliary (President, Frances Gwathmey at (804) 994-2947), or you may call Program Chair, Percy E. Pollard at (804) 769-2222. As in the past, a Monument Inscription Reservations Form must be completed and submitted by April 1.
Persons who would like to “honor” a deceased veteran must act now!