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Veterans Memorial Park walkway will honor Don Van Beck

Veterans Memorial Park walkway will honor Don Van Beck

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For immediate release:  November 4, 2019
Contact:  Office of the City Manager
                   355-728-9786 ext. 1100

Veterans Memorial Park walkway will honor Don Van Beck

     LEESBURG, FL – The city of Leesburg will hold a ceremony dedicating the Don Van Beck Memorial Walkway on November 8th at 10:00am in Veterans Memorial Park at 600 West Meadow Street, Leesburg.

     Van Beck, a US Army veteran, served during both World War II and the Korean War and was the driving force behind the renaming of the park and the funding and construction of the Veterans Memorial Wall, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam War Memorial and the World War II Memorial.  He was inducted into the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame in May 2018 in recognition of his tireless service to veterans.

      “Mr. Van Beck loved veterans and his work on their behalf was unwavering,” said City Manager Al Minner. “Veterans Memorial Park is his legacy to our community and naming the walkway in recognition of his efforts is only fitting and is a great way to honor his life and his dedication to all who have served our country.”

     The granite walkway marker will be placed in the area of the memorial wall.  The public is invited to attend.

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