Wright Museum to host Dedication Ceremony for Remembrance Garden

According to US Department of Veterans Affairs statistics, 348 WWII veterans are dying each day, which is a sobering statistic Wright Museum Executive Director Mike Culver said underscores the importance of its Remembrance Garden.

“This is a space outside the museum that honors not just WWII veterans, but all who served,” he said. “WWII is certainly a seminal turning point in our nation’s history, but the larger narrative is we must not forget the sacrifices of any of the men and women who protect our freedoms and those of others across the world.”

On Wednesday, August 7 at 1 pm, Wright Museum will host a dedication ceremony for the garden, which will be enhanced with additional plantings and a state, national and MIA flag. These improvements were made possible by a $4,000 investment by Meredith Village Savings Bank in March.

“We are honored to be part of this beautiful community space, one that commemorates the efforts of Americans to which we all owe tremendous gratitude,” said Robyn Masteller, regional vice president, MVSB Wolfeboro Office.

In 2018, Meredith Village Savings Bank provided funding to plant shrubbery and flowers to help better frame the space, which faces Center Street. 

According to Culver, access to the Remembrance Garden will be free and open to the public.

“We want this space to be seen as a place of gathering and reflection,” he said. “We are very pleased to have Meredith Village Savings Bank as our partner in this important project.”

Masteller agreed and added, “The project enhances our community and provides value to our residents and visitors alike. We are thrilled to support the Remembrance Garden.”

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

To learn more about the Remembrance Garden dedication ceremony on Wednesday, August 7 at 1 pm, or Buy a Brick program, visit wrightmuseum.org.