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Edmond Oklahoma - VMAC holding Memorial Day celebration May 28 at Bickham Rudkin Park 20 May 2022 ( news )
Edmond , state Oklahoma ( By Press Release office)
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The Veterans Memorial Advisory Committee ( VMAC ) will hold a Memorial Day celebration and ceremony and commemorative ruck march Saturday , May 28 , 10 to 11:30 a . m . at Bickham - Rudkin Park , 379 E . 33rd Street , in Edmond , the site of the proposed Edmond Veterans Memorial .
Community leaders and VMAC members will take part in the recognition ceremony , which will include presentation of colors by the Edmond North High School Junior ROTC color guard and conclude with a walk/march around the park trails . The event also will include displays from veteran support groups and Scars & Stripes Coffee .
VMAC , a group appointed by City Council , was created to lead the development of a veterans memorial , recognizing the service of military members from Edmond in every branch . The group is in the beginning stages of fundraising for the project , which has a preliminary design and is estimated to cost up to $5 million .
The City has committed funds to support the project , but much of the funding will come from corporate , community group and private donations . Learn more about the committee and donating to its project
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The proposed memorial would pay tribute to the Edmond veterans’ service commitment , as well as the community , providing a place of gathering , education , and quiet reflection . The memorial features welcoming spaces that immerse visitors in the lifelong journey in service of our nation . Inspired by the park’s natural beauty , the design creates an interplay between architectural elements and native landscape .
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