MONTPELIER: July 20, 2014: The Main Street Park, operated by the Montpelier Parks and Recreation Department recently received a new addition with the donation of a Veterans Memorial Bench donated by St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church celebrates their 17th anniversary this year, and has contributed significantly throughout the Village during their celebration year.
The Memorial bench was an idea by the American Legion Post 109, who was asked by St. Paul’s United Methodist Church to come up with an suggestions for recognizing veterans and a proper location for its placement, and the bench is the end result of planning and coordination. The granite bench, placed near the flagpole in the center of the park, reads “Dedicated To All Veterans From Montpelier Ohio-All Gave Some, Some Gave All.”
The Memorial Bench was placed on the park site and a ceremony was held on July 20, 2014 dedicating the addition to the park.