Sumiton gearing up for Veterans Memorial unveiling
by Chris Yow
Oct 20, 2010 | 1331 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The city of Sumiton plans to unveil its Veterans Memorial on Nov. 13, and the city is excited about the upcoming event.

A memorial wall will be placed in front of the Sumiton Community Center with three benches placed around the memorial, and pavers dedicated to veterans will surround the area.

Councilman Bill Fowler said the event will be a great tribute to the area veterans, and something he hoped the citizens would enjoy.

“It’s going to be a great program. Something we can be proud of,” he said.

The city is still selling the pavers, and will continue to have them available, but if ordered after Nov. 1, it is possible they will not be installed by the unveiling.

Boy Scout Troop 121 will be on hand to present the colors and Pledge of Allegiance, and special music will be provided as well for the event.

Many local politicians and veterans will be at the ceremony, supporting the city and its citizens.

“We are proud to have local people dedicated to such an event,” Fowler said.

The program will start around 10 a.m. and the booths will be available most of the afternoon.

“We invite people to bring pictures of veterans to set up inside as long as they are framed and have the name of the person in the photo,” Fowler added.

In other business at the meeting, the council announced the sidewalk project would be completed when the light poles are installed, which could be as long as six weeks out.