Tonawanda News

The Town

June 26, 2014

Town ceremony to honor Korean War vets

Tonawanda News — The Town of Tonawanda is holding a ceremony to honor local Korean War veterans at 6:30 p.m. on July 3 at Kenney Field, a press release from Board member Dan Crangle states.

A Blue Star Memorial Marker will also be unveiled at the event. The Kenmore Garden Club and the Eighth District Federation Garden Clubs of New York State donated the Blue Star plaque. 

The Blue Star Memorial Program, which was started by the New Jersey Council of Garden Clubs in 1944, honors all men and women who have served, are presently serving or will serve in the armed services of the United States. 

The markers are placed in cemeteries, parks, veteran's facilities, gardens and along highways.

After the ceremony, the American Legion Band will play at the park. If it rains, the event will be rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. on July 5. For more information on the dedication, contact the Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department at 831-1001. 

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