Chapter 20 Continues Care of Memorial

Chapter 20 members

The 25-year-old Vietnam Veterans Memorial of Greater Rochester, NY in Highland Park continues to be maintained by volunteers and members of Chapter 20

This year’s clean-up crew consisted of 75 volunteers who came together for the Day of Caring to maintain the 2.5-acre park site before Rochester’s annual Lilac Festival. The participants engaged in tasks such as re-mulching and cleaning out weeds.

The unique memorial was spearheaded by Chapter 20 members in mid-1980s. After numerous fundraisers, the memorial was dedicated in September 1996.

Chapter 20: Custodians of the Rochester Memorial

Chapter 20: Custodians of the Rochester Memorial

The memorial features bollards honoring the 280 men and women from the Rochester area who died in Vietnam, and stones carved with tributes to POW/MIAs, homeless veterans, women in war, and Vietnam veterans who died later as a result of their service in the war, among others. A grove of 3,401 trees honors the nation’s Medal of Honor recipients. There is also an engraved brick walkway from the parking lot to the memorial entrance.

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