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

April, 11, 2018

Neil Sanders

Garden plotted Mystery writer

Open to the public at 6:00

Portsmouth Free Public Library

5:15 member meeting

6:30 speaker

Free Books for sale

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April 22, 2018

Earth Day

April 26, 2018

Arbor Day

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May 5-6, 2018

"Me casa, su Casa"

Club Flower show at Atria, Aquidneck Place

Federation and public judging

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Free attendance and free raffle for painting by Wanda Coderre

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May 9, 2018

Flower Arranging Workshop with member Annette Jarvis

Atria Aquidneck Place1:00 meeting

2;00 Speaker

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May 30, 2018

50th Annual Plant Sale

Island Garden Shop, Portsmouth 

9:00 to 5:00

Percentage of proceeds from sales benefit civic beautification

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June 13, 2018

June Luncheon

Place-TBA
12:00 Social Hour

Luncheon

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June 22-28, 2018

Newport Flower Show

"Cottages, smart and Small"

Club entry on display