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February 4, 2013

Work moves ahead

Veterans memorial could open Nov. 10

Athens — Work is progressing well on the Henderson County Veterans Memorial and Plaza under construction at the East Texas Arboretum.

Arboretum Executive Director Teresa Glasgow has circled November 10 as a target date for a large dedication for the structure that will honor military veterans who enlisted in Henderson County, or were natives of Henderson County, and enlisted elsewhere.

Names from as far back as the Civil War will be included on the monument.

“We’re checking with some VIPs and honored guests to see if that date is good for them,” Glasgow said. “We’re going to have bands, entertainment and concession stands. We’re going to have to shuttle people in because there’s not enough parking at the Arboretum.”

The Arboretum contracted for the names of 9,200 veterans to be engraved on a granite slate that goes on the wall. Glasgow said the final total of names might exceed that number, adding that the engraving process should take about three months.

Glasgow said the favorable weather and a good work crew have allowed construction to progress at a fast clip. 

“They’re not going to be able to do much more until we get those plates,” Glasgow said. “After the plates are mounted it will take the workers about three more months to complete the project.”

The memorial will consist of two red-brick curved walls located within an open plaza with a bronze eagle sculpture overlooking the plaza. Glasgow said sculptor Paul Tadlock will be mounting the eagle on the structure.

According to Tadlock’s website, the artist has created works that grace prominent public displays, museums, galleries and private collections around the world. He is noted for sculpting wildlife.

Glasgow said with all of the activity, the Arboretum will temporarily close a bit earlier in the afternoon. Closing time is usually 6 p.m. in the winter, but the facility will close between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. during the winter months.

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