The Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee announced the dedication ceremony for the expanded site, at 2333 Grand Island Blvd., will begin promptly at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, June 5. There will be road closures except for local traffic at 9:30 a.m. until approximately 11:45 a.m. as follows:
√ Grand Island Boulevard and Baseline Road intersection
√ Baseline @ post office service entrance
√ Grand Island Boulevard @ Tim Hortons
Parking and seating will be limited. There will be a handicap drop-off access at the entrance to the site from Baseline Road only.
The committee stated, “To respect the event's dignity, we kindly request that everyone is seated before the ceremony begins. Please bring your chairs. The event will take place rain or shine, and there will be no shelter for inclement weather. All NYS COVID-19 protocols/restrictions that are in effect on June 5, 2021, will be in place, including mask wearing and social distancing. There will be no seating on the south side of the veterans’ granite memorial walls.
“The site's dedication will include special tributes to our Grand Island service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice, including the unveiling of a statue commissioned in honor of Charles N. DeGlopper, a presentation to our Civil War veterans, and the Unknown Soldier. We invite you to visit the website at www.degloppermemorial.org for opportunities to continue to help support our mission. The committee is currently taking orders for pavers and granite stones with newly revised forms and price increases. The revised request forms, effective May 25, are available via the website.”