Montgomery County Dedicates Plaza to Veterans

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On November 10th, Montgomery County elected officials dedicated a new plaza and lit an eternal flame in honor of Maryland’s war veterans. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and Council President Craig Rice dedicated the plaza and the Fallen Heroes Memorial, which is part of the Judicial Center Annex project.

Photo courtesy of @CamThompsonWNEW
Photo courtesy of @CamThompsonWNEW

Council President Rice said,

“It’s important to have a place of peace to come and remember.”

From The Daily Record online coverage,

The plaza includes green spaces, benches, a water fountain and a memorial walkway featuring commemorative plaques.

Everett Alvarez, a former U.S. Navy commander and prisoner of war during the Vietnam War, will raise the POW/MIA flag as part of the ceremony.

The South Tower of the Montgomery County Circuit Court opened in April 2014 as the only courthouse in Maryland–and one of only 22 nationwide–to receive LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.