CVMP NEW STONES

New pillars dedicated November 11, 2019.

Thank you to the Chelmsford community for the over whelming support and attendance at this event.

 

Unveiling one of two Memorial stones at the Veterans Day Ceremony at Chelmsford Veterans Memorial Park is L-R, Helen MacShane and Kathy Clark. SUN/ David H. Brow

New Pillars and Unveiling.November 11, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Park News & Events

              ADDITION OF VETERAN NAME TO THE PARK

We frequently receive inquiries about adding a veteran’s name to the Park.  There have been five additions to the Park since the original dedication of nine pillars in 1992, the latest of which was dedicated in November, 2019.  Each addition campaign has been widely advertised in the community, since each addition entails the purchase of two mirror image granite pillars that hold over one hundred names in total.  There is a charge for each name, which is calculated by the cost of the granite, the polishing, and the engraving, along with the cost of transportation to Vermont where this is completed.

The qualifications needed to have a veteran’s name considered for engraving are as follows:

  • Must be a veteran of any military service, abroad or stateside.
  • Must have been honorably discharged or presently serving in the armed forces.
  • Must have been a Chelmsford resident during service, or a current or prior resident of Chelmsford with a minimum of five years residency.
  • Must provide proof of service (a copy of form DD-214 or copy of Honorable Discharge).
  • Check or money order for total fee.

Final approval is subject to the discretion of the Park Committee.

At present, there are no plans for future pillar additions.  Additions of individual names is prohibitive, due to cost and disruption of alphabetization.  Interested parties may submit their contact information to Chelmsford Veterans’ Agent Regina Jackson at Town Hall or at rjackson@townofchelmsford.us for future consideration if new additions are planned.

As an alternative, please consider our Donor’s Appreciation Stone.  After a donation of $500 or more, any honoree’s name will be engraved on this stone for all to remember.  This alternative is often used to request donations in a deceased’s memory in lieu of flowers.

 

 

Agent Orange Stone Update

The Park Committee hopes everyone is safe and well during these unsettled times.

We are continuing to work on the design of the Agent Orange Stone, in hopes of a November 11, 2020 dedication.

Donations in support of this project would be gratefully accepted.

 

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE

We are sad to announce that all live Memorial Day services at the Park have been cancelled.  Please keep in your hearts and thoughts all of our Chelmsford family heroes on this day of remembrance.

You are invited to watch the video of remembrance, https://www.townofchelmsford.us, prerecorded May 20, 2020 in honor of the our fallen heroes.

The Park is always open to enjoy and to sit and remember your loved ones.   Please continue to respect others during your visit to the Park.  Thank you.

 

                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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