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A Photo Gallery of the Construction and Dedication of the Riverdale Park Veterans Monument

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Thumb The excavating equipment is moved onto the site and ground is broken.
Thumb After the site is laid out, the foundation is poured.
Thumb Upon the foundation, a center structure is built.
Thumb Committee member and treasurer, Cleveland Moffett stands in front of the just-completed structure of the monument.
Thumb The craftsmanship is superb as the finishing touches are applied to the star-within-the-star design of the gathering area in front of the monument.
Thumb From beginning to end, the Public Works Department of the Town of Riverdale Park was involved and was crucial to the construction of the monument. Here they are laying sod now that most of the work is complete.
Thumb As two Public Works employees are setting the flag pole in place amid the freshly-planted trees, a construction worker is sweeping the sand off of the bricks.
Thumb Under the watchful eye of Public Words Chief, Lee Donaldson, the flagpole is set in place.
Thumb The dedication ceremony is almost ready to begin. Committee chairman, Ray Badders (left), and committee member Jack Ferguson review last-minute concerns while they admire the fruits of their labor.
Thumb Howard Simons, Jr. (right) is interviewed by a reporter from the Gazette Newspapers while architect Chris Williams (left) and Town Administrator Pat Prangley survey the gathering crowd.
Thumb The dedication ceremony started with a tribute to our POWs and MIAs. The black flag was carried and placed in the left side by committee member J.D. Williams and his son Jared where it remained throughout the ceremony.
Thumb As the colors are ready to be presented, the Riverdale Park Police Department flanks the Boy Scouts.
Thumb Mayor Ann Ferguson is presented with a Riverdale Park Town Flag by keynote speaker Colonel Joseph Davis. This flag was flown over the American compound in Bosnia while Colonel Davis' troops were stationed there.
Thumb All five members of the monument committee lay a wreath under the watchful eyes of the Riverdale Park Police Department.

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