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Park garden honors the fallen

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Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:40 am, Thu Jun 13, 2013.

A “Garden of Heroes” was created at Doughboy Park in Woodside in preparation for the park’s Memorial Day ceremony.

The garden was created in part by Woodside on the Move and volunteers including Korean War veteran and president of the Woodside Civic Association Edward Bergendahl.

Photographs of the four Americans killed in the terrorist attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11 of last year, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, inset, are standing in the garden.

A sign at the front of the garden reads “Honoring Veterans in the Garden of Heroes” and invites people to plant a flower of their choice in memory of a lost loved one.

— Mollie Galchus

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  • Capo1093 posted at 8:44 am on Fri, Jun 7, 2013.

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    Way to go Eddie. Keep up your great work for the veterans community! [thumbup]