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Operation 4-HEROES: Fallen Soldier Memorial Park

Vaca Valley 4-H | Solano County Status: In Progress Categories: Citizenship, Gardening and Landscaping, Physical Activity and Exercise, Social and Emotional Health Youth Leader: Emma | Age: 13

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Working with Army National Guard Service Members, we developed the concept of a park to honor fallen soldiers that would also offer a place for ceremonies, celebrations, reflection and exercise. Units from this armory have been deployed in the Middle East and some have lost their lives.

How will 4-H help?

Solano County 4-H youth and the Army National Guard have partnered to develop the Operation 4-HEROES project.  For this project, we plan to develop a 1/2 acre park and recreational space in the Army National Guard Armory in Fairfield.  The project will be called the Lawson Fallen Soldier Memorial Park.  It will be dedicated to those that have served our country, and their families.  The plans call for spaces suitable for ceremonies, reflection, exercise, barbeques and a community garden. This will improve morale, inter-family relationships, physical fitness and quality of life for the military families.