A memorial will be dedicated Saturday at 1 p.m. in the new Veterans Park to Spc. Timothy Brown, 23, who was killed on Nov. 4, 2005, when a land mine detonated near his humvee during combat operations in Iraq. He is the son of Tim and Cindy Brown, of Nelson Township.
Dan Brown, Tim’s uncle, headed up the initiative to create Veterans Park on city property at the corner of Oak and Main Street as a tribute to all veterans. It was funded with donations and volunteer labor, and includes a sidewalk, trees, benches and three spots for monuments representing different wars. It was dedicated on Memorial Day. Tim Brown’s monument, which was paid for separately, will be the first monument to be placed there. Tim’s monument was paid for through fundraising and the recent golf outing held in his honor.
Donations are still being taken help pay for some improvements to the park, such as a handicapped parking spot. If you’d like to donate, please call City Hall at 696-1330.