Members of the Volunteers Jazz Band play the National Anthem at the start of the Veterans Plaza Groundbreaking Ceremony on August 17, 2020.
The Veterans Plaza Groundbreaking Ceremony took place on the Brunswick Mall at 11 am on Monday, August 17, 2020. We share here two videos: the first contains interviews of some of those in attendance and the second is a video of the ceremony itself.
Veterans Plaza, Brunswick, Maine – Groundbreaking Ceremony Interviews, August 17, 2020
Veterans Plaza, Brunswick, Maine – Groundbreaking Ceremony, August 17, 2020
Shovels in the ground. From left to right: John S. Eldridge (Brunswick Town Mgr.), W. David Watson (Commander American Legion Post 20 & Brunswick Town Councilor, Richard Wakinekowa (a young man who raised money with proceeds of his lemonade stand), Debra Couture (1st Vice Commander, State of Maine American Legion), Linda Piper (representing Linda Piper & Virginia Caruso Project Donors), Ann Young (representing all Honor Block Families), David Knight (representing the Veterans Plaza Comm.), Jim Howard (representing Priority Real Estate Group, the Howard Family, & Project Donors), Jennifer Lane (Jr. Vice Commander, Dept. of Maine Veterans of Foreign Wars), Todd Richardson, FASLA, Principal of Richardson & Assoc. Landscape Architects), Mark Rockwood (Paster, Beran Baptist Church & Brunswick Downtown Assoc. Board Member), and David Patch (Commander, Mid-Coast Veterans Council & Commander American Legion Post 36).