Work begins to build Remembrance Garden walkway

Honoring all those who have served, the Wright Museum’s Remembrance Garden will soon have a walkway that leads to it, a development made possible by a donation from Dan Marrone.

In August 2019, Marrone attended a dedication ceremony to commemorate the garden, which spurred some reflection and an eventual $15,000 investment to fully fund the walkway.

“I believe a walkway will invite people into the Remembrance Garden and reflect on the sacrifices made by so many who have served this country,” he said.

Facing Center Street and created to honor all those who have served, the Remembrance Garden is framed by the exterior wall of the museum upon which hundreds of memorial bricks are affixed.  

Project analyst at Crown Castle Fiber and resident of Sandown, NH, Marrone said he feels a personal connection to the Remembrance Garden.

“My father served in General Patton’s Third Army March in WWII,” he said. “To have this space commemorate his service and that of so many others, I find it moving.”

According to Culver, the walkway will be completed sometime in July with a formal dedication possibly taking place before the fall.

“Dan has joined several others, who have stepped forth through the years to help us complete this space,” he said. “I think at this time right now, a public space dedicated for remembering and reflecting on those who have served and Americans in general is more important than ever.”

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.