Next time you’re walking along South County Road, directly across from Café L’Europe, stop by the Wall of Honor in Memorial Park. If you take a few minutes to read the names, you’ll walk away with a greater appreciation of the island’s proud tradition of military service.
The Wall of Honor is located at one end the of park’s reflecting pond, opposite the newly restored Addison Mizner fountain. The northwestern Wall of Honor recognizes veterans of World War II. Nameplates on the northeastern side honor those who’ve served in foreign conflicts since 1945.
The town has offered to add the names of any qualified veteran, and plans a ceremony during the week of Veteran’s Day.Here are the criteria :
- Must have served the U.S. in a foreign war/conflict since 1945.
- Must have been a resident of the Town of Palm Beach at the time of military service.
- Must submit a copy of form DD-214 (discharge and separation documents) to the Town Manager’s office no later than 5 p.m on Friday, Sept. 2.
Questions should be directed to the Town Manager’s office at 561-838-5410.