Saturday, January 30, 2010

Delaware III

I traveled recently to both Kent and Sussex Counties in Delaware. Each, as mentioned previously, has its own memorial. The one in Kent County (Dover) was just completed and dedicated this past Veterans Day. Congratulations to the Vets and others who worked so hard and long to make this a reality. The site is located in a small park area with walkways and benches. It lists the 26 citizens lost on the front as well as graphical tributes to the Woman's Memorial in DC, a chopper and a flag with a rose on it. Coincidentally, there were flowers left at the site very recently, including a black rose. There is also a map of Vietnam and Southeast Asia and the Military Insignias found on so many. As with many others, the bricks that encircle the site can be engraved with the names of loved ones, if one so chooses. To do so, contact VVA chapter 850, c/o Paul Davis, 5233 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901 Email: I have talked to some of the guys involved in creating this memorial, the last of the three county sites, and am especially happy to see the completed project because I know they had some difficulties. Once again, congrats guys! This memorial is located on S. Little Creek Rd. at Rte. 113, kind of behind the Airbase Carpet Store.

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