Tuesday, September 3, 2013



Construction was started on the Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park Fire Pit on Saturday August 31, 2013.  The Fire Pit will be used to burn unserviceable American Flags.  Since the VFW closed there is no other place to properly destroy the unserviceable flags.  This facility will be available for various organizations to perform a ceremonial burning of an American flag.
The crew who volunteered their time to build and finish the installation of the Fire Pit on Saturday is from left to right: 1st Lt. Matt Chapman USAF; Christopher (Chris) Garrett, a Virginia State Highway Patrolman; Jerry Garrett Lt. Col. USAF, Retired, Langley AFB, Virginia; Mike Nowacki, Supervisor of the project.  (Not shown in the picture is Norris Garrett, President of the Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park.)  The Veterans Park Committee greatly appreciates these four young men for their time and support of our Park.

The wonderful volunteer crew finished all except some black granite trim and it will be added as soon as it is received.  Other additions in the area are being planned.  Thanks to Home Depot for furnishing material and to the Carroll EMC Round-Up Foundation for the grant which will enable us to complete this project.  The Park Committee will meet October 23rd at the AG-ED Center, 6 P.M.  Visitors are welcome to visit the meetings and the Park anytime and mark your calendar for November 9th, when the Park Committee will have a Veteran’s Day Program at the Park for the entire area, at 10 A.M