Tribute to 90 years fitting for Memorial Day

Tribute to 90 years fitting for Memorial  Day
Board Member Susan Ober adds names to the “memorial wall”
MPA Board Members, volunteers and military guests

MPA Board Members, volunteers and military guests

Approaching the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, The Memorial Park Association hosted a free community breakfast in the park on Memorial Day.  The Navy’s Color Guard opened the day with a brief formal ceremony, followed by breakfast treats donated by a number of the community’s merchants. Keynote speaker Dr. Wayne Wood addressed the history of the park, dedicated on December 25, 1924 and the significance of “Life,” the named sculpture by renowned artist Charles Adrian Pillars.

“Memorial Park is in its 90th year, having been enjoyed by four generations of families.  As an Association it’s our goal to continue this legacy for generations to come. This event is an opportunity for our entire community to celebrate the glorious surroundings of this six-acre riverfront park,” said Pattie Houlihan, president for the Board of Directors of the nonprofit.
Local merchants donating food and beverages included Whiteway Deli, Publix, Whole Foods, Smoothie King, Zoe’s Kitchen, Starbucks, Tres Leches Eatery, and Blue Buddha Exotic Foods, and funds were donated from Richard Skinner, Ben Davis, Jonathan Insetta, Blair Wolverton, Charlie and Robin Patton, The UPS Store, Glenn Certain, Publix, Philips Garden Store. Regions Bank provided a new bicycle for a raffle.

 

Board Member Susan Ober adds names to the “memorial wall”

Board Member Susan Ober adds names to the “memorial wall”

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