New Benches at the Marietta Armory

By: Hayley Skene Email
By: Hayley Skene Email

There's a new addition to the Veterans Walk of Honor.

The Veterans Services organization donated five benches- each one symbolizing a branch of the U.S. military services.

The Armory in Marietta has long been a tribute to those who have served the country.

"On the 4th of July weekend, it celebrates the beginning of the United States, which our veterans,
many of them have settled here in Marietta, and are buried up at Mt. Cemetery. We thought it was fitting that this is the time that we'd dedicate
these five benches to the five branches of service," said Harley Noland, City Councilman in charge of Parks and Buildings.

The Armory is actually where the military once departed from for foreign wars.

Following the dedication, guests were treated to a picnic lunch- giving the Armory a chance to showcase its new picnic benches as well.

Work on the Armory was actually completed in 1915, so organizers say they hope all of their renovations plans will be complete
in time for the Armory's 100th birthday in 2015.

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