Thursday, April 9, 2015

Memorial Dedication on Schedule for April 28

Work is progressing well on the new memorial addition at Louisville’s Memorial Park Cemetery. The addition is located on  E. John C. Stennis Drive (Hwy 397) at the entrance of Memorial Park (not Memorial Gardens as was incorrectly reported in other media). 

The seven flagpoles included in the display were placed on Wednesday and the project is expected to be completed in time for a countywide remembrance ceremony to be held on April 28, the first anniversary of the 2014 tornado that swept through much of the county and the city of Louisville.

Scheduled for 4 PM, the ceremony will include a dedication to those who lost their lives in the storm. At this time, Governor Phil Bryant and his wife, Deborah, are expected to attend the dedication.

The memorial addition is a public- private project and involves no funding from FEMA or MEMA. It is funded by donations and the city of Louisville.

The memorial will include: a row of seven flagpoles and display of Armed Forces flags, 10 trees planted in honor of those who lost their lives, granite benches and a marker etched with the names of the storm victims, Landscaping that will include a sunflower garden. Sunflowers were a favorite of Tyler Tucker, the youngest victim of the tornado.

The public is encouraged to attend and WWN will keep you posted on progress of the project.wwm