New addition to drop anchor in Lebanon Veterans Memorial Park
Photo courtesy of Rick Wagner, Kingsport Times News, Kingsport, Tenn.
STEVE SMITH • SSMITHLACLEDERECORD.COM
By Veterans Day of this year, the city expects the helicopter and tank in Lebanon’s Veterans Memorial Park to be joined by a 30,000-pound ship’s anchor.
Mayor Jared Carr announced this week that the new addition to the Park is slated to be moved to Lebanon later this year.
The anchor came from the USS Randolph, a World War II era aircraft carrier, which later played a role in the space program in the early 1960s, including the recovery of an astronaut and space capsule.
City of Lebanon Communications Manager Derek Gean said the new addition to the park will continue the city’s tradition of saluting its veterans.
“We are excited to see the addition of an anchor at our veteran's park,” he said. “Our hope is to see the anchor installed by Veterans Day. We want to express our gratitude to Steve Hull from Wagons for Warriors, who helped find the anchor. The City of Lebanon takes pride in honoring those who have served our nation and the displays at our veteran’s park is just one small way we can demonstrate our appreciation for their sacrifices.”
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