A new look and a new flagVeterans Evergreen Memorial Park, across the street from Memorial Park and east of the Holiday Gas Station on Grand Avenue in West Duluth, has been spiffed up, complete with a new American flag.
By: Naomi Yaeger, Duluth Budgeteer News
Veterans Evergreen Memorial Park, across the street from Memorial Park and east of the Holiday Gas Station on Grand Avenue in West Duluth, has been spiffed up, complete with a new American flag. On Wednesday, members of neighborhood business associations took time to pay respect by watching as the Duluth Honor Guard lowered a tattered American flag and raised a new American flag.
Earlier this year, neighborhood activist Karin Swor was concerned that Veterans Evergreen Memorial Park was overgrown with shrubs and that no one could see the memorial. She said she made a phone call to Tom Kasper, Duluth’s city gardener. Kasper saw to it that city employees would get the park cleaned up. Charlie Bell and Vern Wagner, co-chairmen of the Northland
Heroes Tribute Committee, donated money from their organization to the Duluth Honor Guard to replace the tattered American flag.
Kasper said the park marks the beginning of Veterans Evergreen Memorial Drive, Minnesota Highway 23, that honors veterans who have served during war time.
The event was sponsored by the Western Area Business & Civic Club, West Duluth Community Development Corporation (aka SVCNDA), and the Northland’s Heroes Tribute Committee.