A dedication ceremony for the Avon World War II Memorial Park will be 3 p.m. May 4. The park is in the northwest corner of the Dan Jones Road and County Road 100 South roundabout.
The ceremony will feature a flyover of a vintage WW II plane, music by the Avon High School Jazz Band, reading of letters to home by soldiers, laying of a memorial wreath, and the unveiling of the centerpiece soldier statue. The ceremony will be emceed by Dennis Dawes, retired CEO of Hendricks Regional Health.
There will be a reception on site immediately following the ceremony to honor the WW II veterans. The public, as well as WW II veterans and their families, are invited to attend.
The soldier statue is currently on display in the lobby of Avon Town Hall and will be installed at least a few days before the ceremony. Six granite service monuments will be installed in front of each military service flag and will have the name of the military service on the service monument, as well as a bronze victory wreath. They also will be installed prior to the ceremony.
The park is the only location solely dedicated to honoring the men and women of World War II in Hendricks County.
Dan Jones Road has been designated a Blue Star Memorial Parkway by the Avon Town Council to honor all the servicemen and women of the armed forces.
For more information, visit the website at AvonsGreatest.org.