The official dedication ceremony for PGA’s new Veterans Garden in Masters Park took place on Sunday, November 10th – a bright, sunny, wonderful day!
With an estimated 400 PGA residents and their friends as well as Federal, State, County and City officials in attendance, the Board of Governors of the PGA Property Owners Association (PGA-POA) formally dedicated the newly created garden.The purpose of the garden is to provide an area to honor, remember and reflect on the sacrifices provided by those PGA residents who have proudly served our great nation.
PGA-POA President Bob Hodgson was there and introduced the various officials in attendance and spoke briefly about the Board’s decision to create this garden, recognizing those who have served.
Ms. Cristy McKillop, Associate Director of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in West Palm Beach addressed the audience and thanked those in attendance for their past military service and gave special thanks to those courageous men and women who are currently serving our nation both at home and abroad. She spoke of the facilities available to Veterans at the West Palm Beach Medical Center and of other benefits available to those who have served.
At the end of the ceremony, PGA Veterans committee chairman, Paul Slepakoff thanked the PGA POA Board of Governors for their foresight and patriotism and in particular, Board President, Bob Hodgson for his overall guidance and support.
More information about the PGA Veterans organization can be found on their website at PGA Veterans.org