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Piermont to dedicate Veterans Memorial Garden on Monday


PIERMONT — After nearly three years of construction and fundraising, the Piermont Veterans Memorial Garden is nearly complete.

It will be dedicated on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, as part of the town’s 250th anniversary celebration.

The town was chartered in 1764.

Area veterans, friends and relatives are being invited to Piermont to march or ride in the 11 a.m. parade with other veterans and local groups, who will make their way to the South Lawn Cemetery, where the garden is located.

A dedication ceremony has been planned and will include the National Anthem performed by two Wentworth youngsters, Emily and Mollie Brown.

Also, there will be comments by Piermont resident and World War II 82nd Airborne Division Paratrooper Joe Medlicott.

Piermont Village School children will have a part in the dedication, as will veterans and others who have assisted with planning and construction of the site.

During the ceremony, school children and veterans will lay a wreath dedicated to all Piermont veterans who have served since the founding of the town.

The garden lies at a turnaround intersection about 200 yards east of the South Lawn Cemetery entrance off Rt. 10.

The garden will feature three flagpoles donated by Piermont families and three granite memorials marking the names of Piermont military men and women who have served their town, state and country since the French and Indian war and the American Revolution.

Also to be added will be two granite benches, given in the names of two Piermont families. Names of those families donating the flagpoles and the two benches will be revealed during the ceremonies.

At the conclusion of the dedication, lunch will be served at the school.

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