The Salem Museum will dedicate a new plaza recognizing our nation’s veterans on June 6th at 4:00 in the afternoon. The public, and especially veterans of the armed forces, are invited to attend.
The new Salem Museum Veteran’s Plaza is located to the rear of the museum and adjacent to Longwood Park. In the future, it will serve as the main entrance to a planned art gallery on the Museum’s ground floor.
“This plaza is a wonderful addition to a history museum,” said June Hall Long, coordinator of the event, “and a beautiful tribute to the men and women who have served our nation.”
The dedication will feature music by the Salem High Jazz Band and a flag-raising my local veteran Douglas Dowe. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Harry Minarik of Salem, a WWII veteran and winner of the Navy Cross.
The Museum is still accepting applications to place inscribed pavers in honor of or in memory of veterans in the plaza. Military personnel of any war, or who served in peacetime, may be so recognized. Proceeds from the inscriptions support the Salem Museum’s programs.
The Salem Museum is located at 801 East Main Street in Salem, and is open Tuesday to Friday from 10 to 4, and Saturday from noon to five. Call 389-6760 for more information.
Submitted by John Long