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Home Depot volunteers to landscape Veterans Memorial Walk, Wednesday, Oct. 22

October 23, 2014

Veterans Memorial WalkAs part of The Home Depot's fourth annual Celebration of Service campaign, up to 60 associates from The Home Depot will landscape the memorial plazas at Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk on Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Team Depot, The Home Depot's associate-led volunteer force, will work in two shifts. The volunteers work at The Home Depot in Roswell.

The Home Depot Foundation is providing hundreds of plants and material for the project. The Foundation also provided material for construction of a gazebo, which was built by the Knights of Columbus, St. Brigid Catholic Church, Johns Creek.

Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk, located at Newtown Park, is a reflective tribute to those who served in uniform. The Memorial Walk, which is almost complete, features 10 granite monuments commemorating the nation's conflicts from World War I to Afghanistan, Women in Service, KIA-MIA, and Purple Heart recipients.

The monuments will be unveiled Nov. 7 at the Veterans Memorial Walk Dedication and Flag-Raising Ceremony, which starts at 1 p.m. The ceremony features short addresses, patriotic songs, and the first official raising of the flags for each branch of service.

The 1,800-pound monuments feature engraved photographs and colored service medals specific to each conflict. Granite benches are planned for each memorial plaza. Visitors can stop for rest and reflection at a gazebo in the center of the 4-acre Memorial.

Each monument plaza is floored with donated pavers, some of which are engraved with the names of the donor's loved one who served, rank, branch of service and years served. The JCVA is still accepting donations for engraved pavers.

No tax money is being used for the project.

Who: The Home Depot volunteer team
What: Team Depot landscaping memorial plazas at Veterans Memorial Walk
When: Oct. 22, 9 A.M. - 3 P.M.
Where: Johns Creek Memorial Veterans Walk, located near Park Place at Newtown Park, 3150 Old Alabama Rd
Why: Part of The Home Depot's fourth annual Celebration of Service campaign