The Wright Museum Dedicates Memorial Garden Walkway

On Monday, August 16, 2021, the Wright Museum formally commemorated the completion of a stone walkway that leads to a Remembrance Garden, a dedication ceremony that held special significance to Sandown, NH resident Dan Marrone.

“When you visit the Wright Museum, you get grounded,” he said. “Your compass is reset. You remember what’s important.” For Marrone, whose financial support enabled the museum to complete the walkway, his feelings about The Wright bubbled to the surface at the walkway dedication ceremony, which additionally honored his father, Daniel Marrone, with a cake. His father served in General Patton’s Third Army. “This place is truly magical,” he said.

“When you visit the Wright Museum, you get grounded. Your compass is reset.”

Dan Marrone


According to Mike Culver, executive director at The Wright, his contributions extend well beyond that of finances. “Dan has an enthusiasm about our mission that is infectious,” he said. “We are so grateful to have him part of our family.”

The feeling, according to Marrone, is mutual. “The Wright Museum has given me something that I thought would never happen in my lifetime,” he said. “It’s given me the chance to be part of something bigger than me, something that will be around long after I have traded up—fingers crossed—for angel wings.”

Facing Center Street, the Remembrance Garden is framed by shrubbery, flags and the exterior wall of the museum upon which hundreds of memorial bricks are affixed. In addition to Marrone, prior supporters of the Remembrance Garden include Meredith Village Savings Bank, Northeast Delta Dental, and John Warner.

The region’s leading resource for educators and learners of all ages on World War II, The Wright features more than 14,000 items in its collection that are representative of both the home front and battle field.