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Honor our Fallen Veterans at Silverton Park on May 30 at 9:45 a.m.

The Village of Silverton will be opening and unveiling a new Veterans Plaza at Silverton Park this Memorial Day.  The plaza, located at 7054 Montgomery Road, includes a new Korean War monument.  The event will start at 9:45 a.m. on May 30th and will conclude at 10 a.m. with the commencement of the annual Deer Park-Silverton-Sycamore Memorial Day parade which begins at Silverton Park.

The $210,000 Veteran’s plaza project was made possible through a donation from Robert D. Lindner, Sr., who generously matched a $100,000 federal Community Development Block Grant Silverton obtained through Hamilton County.  The plaza was designed by the Kleingers Group and constructed by Adleta Construction.

Mr. Lindner lived in Silverton from 1930 to 1940 before moving to Norwood when the Lindner family established United Dairy Farmers.  Robert D. Lindner, Sr. was a sergeant in the United States Army Air Corp during World War II, serving with honor in the Pacific Theatre.

In addition to the new Korean War monument, the plaza incorporates Silverton’s two existing monuments for World War I and World War II.  By design, the Veteran’s plaza has left space for future monuments to be constructed for the Vietnam War, Desert Storm, and operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Honored guests expected for this ceremony include Robert D. Lindner, Sr., Congressman Brad Wenstrup, State Senator Cecil Thomas, Silverton Mayor John A. Smith and Village Council, Deer Park Mayor John Donnellon and members of Deer Park Council, Sycamore Township President Tom Weidman and his colleagues on Sycamore Township’s Board, and other members of the Lindner family.

The City of Deer Park, Sycamore Township, and Silverton have for many years partnered for an annual Memorial Day parade which starts at Silverton Park on Montgomery Road, proceeds to Chamberlain Park in Deer Park, and ends at Bechtold Park in Sycamore Park.  The parade will start immediately following this ceremony.  Parking will be limited because Parkview Lane and a portion of St. James between Highland and Parkview Lane will be closed for the parade line-up.

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