Grayson County and the City of Leitchfield will hold the official dedication of American Legion Post 81 Veterans Memorial Park on Monday, May 30.
Leitchfield Tourism Director Ilsa Johnson said that rumors that the veterans memorial park—located at 200 East Carroll Gibson Blvd.—will not be completed are false, and the park will open on its intended date, May 30 (Memorial Day) at 10 a.m.
“We are so excited this project is coming together,” Johnson said.
The veterans memorial park monument and benches were expected to be placed on Friday, May 13.
Johnson said more than 300 memorial pavers, which helped fund the cost of construction of the project, have been sold to date, and pavers can continue to be purchased even after the opening of American Legion Post 81 Veterans Memorial Park.
Pavers are sold at the Centre on Main, Leitchfield City Hall, or American Legion Post 81.
The American Legion Post 81 Veterans Memorial Park dedication will conclude a weekend of local Memorial Day events, which begin on Saturday, May 28 at 10 a.m. with the annual Grayson County Memorial Day parade and program.
The parade will begin at Leitchfield Fire Station 2 and march to the Centre on Main, where the program will be held.
Volunteers are needed to help carry placards in the parade, and anyone wishing to participate may call 270-259-5587.
Michael Alvey, a Grayson County native who now resides in Owensboro, will serve as the guest speaker for this year’s Memorial Day program, and a number of school groups will provide music and entertainment.
The Grayson County Fiscal Court will sponsor the meal at the program, which is open to the public.
Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.