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

Meetings and Events

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September 12, 2018

Meeting at Portsmouth Free Public Library

 

Horticulture tips

Jean Gadsby;

2019 Flower Show, Linda

Kirkpatrick,  Accredited Judge

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October 10, 2018 Meeting at

Atria Aquidneck Place

 

Dish Garden demonstration and Raffle, 

Blakely Szosz,

RIFGC  President

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October 19, 2018 

at Portsmouth Library 

 

Arranging Workshop for 

"Taste Of Portsmouth", Library Fundraiser that evening,

Annette Jarvis coordinator 

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November 13, 2018 

at Roger Williams Park Casino

RIFGC Education Day

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November 14, 2018

Meeting At Portsmouth Free Public Library

 

Holiday Arrangement Demonstration and Raffle

Barbara Blossom, accredited Judge

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November 26, 2018

at Portsmouth Free public Library

 

Town Buildings

Wreath Making Workshop

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December 12, 2018

at TBD

Holiday Luncheon 

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