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Collegedale Veterans Memorial Park Completed (pdf)

Chattanooga Times Free Press - September 28, 2005
By Mike O'Neal

It has taken more than four years and nearly $1 million, but the Veterans Memorial Park in Collegedale is finished.

Artist Gregory Johnson spent Tuesday afternoon installing a life-size bronze statue of two soldiers...

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Collegedale Gazette - September/October 2004 (pdf)

The Veterans Memorial Park of Collegedale Committee is asking all Collegedale residents to get out their red, white and blue attire and mark their calendars for Thursday, October 14, beginning at 10 :30 a.m., the official unveiling and dedication of the much anticipated Veterans Memorial Park.

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Garver making great vision a greater reality (pdf)

Collegedale Gazette - June/July 2004

It began as a simple idea : A vision to give something back to the Collegedale community that Phil Garver has called home for years.

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Collegedale to donate for park construction (pdf)

Chattanooga Times Free Press - February 10, 2004
By Will Morris

Collegedale officials today will donate $100,000 to help with the construction a local park dedicated to veterans.

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Collegedale breaks ground on veterans memorial park (pdf)

Chattanooga Times Free Press - February 28, 2003
By Beth Rucker

Collegedale held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday night for Veterans Memorial Park.

"I'm very excited for our community to have (the park)," Mayor Tim Johnson said.

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Collegedale Veterans Plan Memorial Park (pdf) - June 5, 2001
By Rob York

A park designed to commemorate the veterans of America's armed forces is being planned in the city of Collegedale.

The non-profit project would include, among other things, a timeline of all wars fought on foreign soil in America's history, plus military equipment...

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Collegedale veterans make plans for memorial (pdf)

Chattanooga Times Free Press - May 1, 2001
By Cady Van Dolson

When Phil Garver travels, he stops at all the veterans' memorials along the way. During a trip two years ago, a memorial in a small Kansas town inspired a dream for one in Collegedale.

The Vietnam veteran has been working with the Veterans of Foreign Wars on the memorial ever since...

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