Deer Park VFW unveils colorful memorial   

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Memorial slide show
 
Local Avista crews helped erect the flag pole, bring power to site
 
Post, audio and photos by Dan Kolbet
 
Over the past several years the Deer Park Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3067, with the assistance of Avista and several other groups has worked to build a memorial for Armed Forces personnel. The colorful new memorial, called the Veterans of Foreign Wars / Deer Park Memorial was unveiled today at Bluebird Park in Deer Park in front of a crowd of honored veterans, families and even young children with the day off from school.

Avista assisted the project by helping erect the flag pole and bringing overhead power to the location for lighting and other needs. Avista Utilities and Frank Binder, Deer Park District Manager, were thanked by Deer Park and VFW officials for their dedication to the project.

As today is Veterans Day, it’s certainly fitting to unveil this wonderful memorial.

On behalf of all Avista employees, we salute our United States Armed Forces. Thank you for your service.
 
Listen to VFW Commander Thomas Tradewell’s speech at the memorial dedication. A bugle-player performs Taps, as the audio ends. (The audio begins just a few sentences into Commander Tradewell's speech).
 
Audio player
 
Posted by  System Account  on  11/11/2011
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