On June 5, 2010 twelve members of The DuPont Lions Club donated approximately 45 man hours to help demolish the dilapidated Arbor at Clock Tower Park. The Arbor declared unsafe for public use due to the dry rot was closed by The DuPont City earlier this year.
A Memorial Day Wreath Laying ceremony was held at Ross Plaza in DuPont. This small and somber ceremony was attended by the City of DuPont officials, and members of the military community residing in DuPont. Thirty nine percent of DuPont’s population happens to be either active, reserve or retired military. The DuPont Lions Club donated funds for the wreath.
Ross Plaza was named after Wilburn Ross – a World War 2 veteran and a DuPont resident. Wilburn K. Ross was the recipient of the United States military’s highest decoration – the Medal of Honor.
The city of DuPont will be building a war memorial at Ross Plaza. This War Memorial will recognize and honor the DuPont’s residents and soldiers who sacrificed their lives in our nation’s Global War on Terrorism.
Thank you, Liz Jackson/HeroToHero.US for the photos.