Memorials: Enhancing Town War Heroes Monuments

The Portsmouth Garden Club has honored the memory of our servicemen and women by either placing a commemorative plaque in their honor at a town building or by planting and/or maintaining a garden at an existing monument. 

The following  are:

 

Legion Park: World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam Conflict Memorial, Battle of Rhode Island. (Planting and Maintaining)

 

Portsmouth Town Hall: World War I Memorial (Planting, no maintenance)

 

Portsmouth Historical Society: Beirut, Lebanon Marine Memorial (1984) (Commemorative Plaque and planting a Blue Spruce, no maintenance)

 

Portsmouth High School:  Monument honoring Donald Sisson, Vietnam
23 April 1948 - 23 February 1969, Sergeant A CO, 1ST BN, 5TH INF RGT, 25 INF DIV, Army of the United States, Panel 31W Line 022,
(Landscape Garden Design, Planting, no maintenance )

 

 

 

 

Legion Park: 

 

World War I:

No Names Listed

 

 

 

World War II:

Walter L. Bigelow, Jr.

Lauriston Crawford

John F. Dias

Charles B. Durfee

Earl Duvall

Alfred J. Fernandes

Manuel Lima

Henry T. Maxwell III

Frederick L. Mayo

Manuel Mello

Robert J. McCabe

Paul M. Murphy

Herbert P. Rivers

Antone Santos

John C. Simpson

Glen F. Slipsager

John W. Smith

William H. Usher

Alvaro E. Vieira

 

Korean War:

Richard Gillette

 

Vietnam Conflict:

Jay H. Manchester

Donald H. Sisson

Frank J. Augustine

Portsmouth Town Hall:  World War I Memorial

Portsmouth Historical Society:  Beirut, Lebanon Marine Memorial

Plaque on stone reads:

 

IN MEMORY OF THE RHODE ISLAND
MARINES WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN
BEIRUT, LEBANON, OCTOBER 23, 1983

 

L/CPL JAMES SILVIA
CPL DAVID C. MASSA
SGT TIMOTHY GIBLIN
PFC THOMAS JULIAN
L/CPL EDWARD SOARES JR.
L/CPL RICK R. CRUDALE
CPL STEPHEN SPENCER
L/CPL THOMAS A. SHIPP
L/CPL EDWARD S. IACOVINO

 

BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS

PORTSMOUTH GARDEN CLUB MAY 27, 1984

 

UPCOMING MEMBER Monthly Meeting Date (September - June)  2017-8                 

Speaker / Topic / Location

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Sept 13 , 2017

 

"Welcome Back-Reconnecting"

Remembering our member sponsors

Civic Beautification Business Beautification awards

Portsmouth Free Public Library

1:00

 

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9th Annual Yard Sale

 

Sept 30., 2017

Aquidneck Christian Academy

9am-1pm

Indoors, free

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October 11, 2017

 

"R.I. Federation of Garden Club  Judges Critique our May flower show entries"

Atria Aquidneck Place

1:00

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October 20, 2017
Taste of Portsmouth Library fundraiser

 

Workshop to create arrangements for raffles

9 am -12 am at the library

Event at the Portsmouth Free Public

that evening

7-9 pm $25

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October 30- Oct 31, 2017

RIFGC N.E. Garden Clubs Annual Meeting and National Garden Club Symposium, Warwick, R.I.

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November 8, 2017

 

"Creative detail for Holiday Tables"

 Jan Sunderland, Co-proprietor, Curated, Tiverton, R.I.

 

Portsmouth public Library 1:00 pm

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November 27, 2017

Wreath Making for town buildings at

Portsmouth Library

9am-12 noon

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December 13, 2017 Annual Christmas Luncheon-

Johnny's at the Atlantic Resort, Newport

12:00 Cocktails

12:20 Luncheon

$35