Wednesday, June 01, 2011

The Almanac: Mt. Lebanon breaks ground for vets memorial

A soft breeze stirred the top of the pine trees at the entrance to the Mt. Lebanon Park early on Memorial Day morning as about 200 people gathered for the official ground breaking ceremony for the Veterans Memorial.

The memorial, for which bids will be opened June 6, will be dedicated to all Mt. Lebanon veterans who served their country. Completion is expected in about a year.

Memorial Day was especially poignant for District Judge Blaise Larotonda. His two children are currently serving in the military. His daughter recently returned from a tour in Iraq with the U.S. Navy; his son is with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan.

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