FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- The Oak Lawn Cemetery Association will host a ceremony for the veterans memorial to be dedicated on Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 17.
The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. at the entrance to the cemetery at 1530 Bronson Road.
The memorial was crafted from granite quarried in Barre, Vt., and constructed on-site by local craftsmen. Oak Lawn’s board of directors voted last year to construct a tribute to the men and woman who have served in the United States armed forces.
"The final design consists of an inscribed granite monument with a carving of the seal of the United States of America and is situated at the base of a 30-foot flag pole and flanked by a pair of granite benches," representatives said in a press release. "The dedication ceremony will include brief remarks from local dignitaries and will be highlighted by the laying of a wreath at the base of the memorial and musical tributes. Participants in the ceremony will include honor guards from the Fairfield police and fire departments, veterans groups, Boy Scout troops and local clergy."
A reception with refreshments will follow the ceremony, and those in attendance are welcome to a self-guided tour on the grounds, representatives said in the release.