SHOVELS IN THE GROUND FOR NEW VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK 6/16/2017 1:51:14 PM
Hard hats were on and shovels were in the ground on Friday (June 16) for the sod turning ceremony for the new Veterans Memorial Park In St. Thomas. Members from the war memorial site committee, representatives from the city and MPP Jeff Yurek were on hand for the ceremony.
The park that will bring all war memorials in the city to one location is located on Moore Street in the green space behind Legends Tavern.
Herb Warren Chairman of the War Memorial Site Committee says that the park is in the perfect location.
The park is expected to cost $300,000. The committee is close to raising those funds from donations from residents as well as through various grants.
Construction on the park is expected to start in early July and run until September 1st. The dedication ceremony for Veterans Memorial Park scheduled for October 28th.