MOUNT MORRIS — The County Board of Supervisors announced that the Livingston County Veterans Monument is now officially complete and open for public access, viewing and self-guided tours.
Unique features of the open-air monument include a colorful surface treatment and hundreds of swiveling, metal poppies to emulate a waving American flag. The bright red poppies, ranging in height from 1ft. to 3 ft., have been individually handcrafted by Veterans – as well as friends and families of Veterans – with help from Olie Olson, Metal Trades Instructor at Genesee Valley BOCES in Mount Morris. The monument was constructed to serve as a lasting, permanent reminder to both remember and celebrate the achievements, accomplishments and sacrifices of the County’s community of Veterans.
On Wednesday at 1 p.m., a small flag raising ceremony will be held at the Livingston County Veterans Monument, located at the Hampton Corners County Complex on Gypsy Lane in Mount Morris. The ceremony will honor the service and sacrifice of military service members, veterans, and their families.
This is not the official dedication ceremony for the Veterans Monument. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the official dedication ceremony will be held at a future date, with the preferred date as Flag Day on June 14, 2021.
The flag raising ceremony will be brief – 15-20 minutes – and there will be an opportunity for visitors to take self-guided tours of the Veterans Monument before and after the ceremony. A video of the ceremony will be available on the County’s YouTube channel following the event.
“In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to be concerned about the health and safety of our residents – especially our seniors,” said Jason Skinner, Director of Livingston County Veteran Services. “We encourage folks to watch the video of the ceremony as an alternative to visiting in-person. Those visiting the monument must comply with COVID-19 regulations at all times. You must wear face coverings and maintain six feet of distance from other individuals.”
For more information on the Veterans Monument, contact the Livingston County Veterans Service Agency at 585-243-7960.
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