MAPLEWOOD, NJ — On Veteran’s Day, The Maplewood Memorial Park Conservancy held a ribbon cutting to officially dedicate the updated Vietnam Veterans Memorial in the Park. The Memorial was originally designed and executed by Todd Lamb, the former supervisor of the Townships Parks and Shade Trees Department in 2011.

The ceremony was opened with a few words of greeting from Township Committee member Nancy Adams, who greeted the attendees and spoke briefly of the service of those who served during that war and the memory of those who gave their lives for our country.

The update and new plantings were made possible by the generous funding from Veterans of Foreign Wars Maplewood Post 10120, and the honor of cutting the ribbon was given to their Commander, John Kaufman. The redesign was laid out by Jennifer Ryan, a landscape designer. The Conservancy and Maplewood Garden Club also made donations to see this project through to completion. 

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Deborah Lyons, Conservancy Chair, told TAPinto SOMA that they are quite pleased that this, their second project, has been completed and have plans for more in the near future.



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