The Garden of Memories was expanded to include about 350 additional interment sites and a Veteran’s Memorial Fountain. It was dedicated on September 27, 2009, in memory of Col. Walter A. Douglass and Chief Master Sergeant John Petty.
The fountain was made possible thanks to financial gifts by Virginia “Ginny” Douglass and Susan Petty Adams in memory of their husbands and their military service. The plaque reads, “May all who look into the waters of this fountain reflect on the service and sacrifice of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces whose service has helped to secure our freedom.”
The Veterans Wall of Service was donated by Isabel Clark in honor of her husband John “Scotty” Clark who was a career Air Force veteran of two wars, WWII and the Vietnam War. Isabel wanted a spot to offer the families of local veterans a permanent spot to display a plaque with their name.
The Cantera stone monument was placed next to the Veterans Fountain on the west end of the Garden of Memories. The side plaque reads, “The Wall of Military Service is dedicated to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who have faithfully served our country to ensure our freedoms.”
The dedication was held July 19, 2015 with family and the congregation.