The dream of a small group of volunteers in Hudson will become a reality this weekend as the brand new Veterans Memorial Park is dedicated.

I've been talking with my friend Bill Grant about this project for a couple of years now. Bill, who I met many years ago through the Hudson Fire Department, is just one of several volunteers who have planned, raised money, and lobbied for their dream of honoring veterans of all branches of the service with a very special monument park.

Their commitment to the project will come to fruition this Sunday, November 17th, at 2 p.m., at a dedication ceremony, which will be followed by a reception at the community center. The Hudson Veterans Memorial Park is on Route 221, the Hudson Road, right next to the Hudson Fire Department. One stone graces the park, with one side dedicated to all veterans, and the other honoring prisoners of war and those declared missing in action. There will also be flags flying for each branch, along with an American flag on the tallest flagpole.

Congratulations to the Hudson Veterans Memorial Park Committee for the realization of their dream. I can't wait to see it.