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Memorial Garden Pathway
Work began in late 2015 to replace the crushed granite pathway in the Memorial Garden with paving blocks. Due to a later than anticipated start, work will not be completed until the spring of 2016.
Date(s): 2015 Winter/2016 Spring.
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Initial excavation and removal of crushed granite material from the pathway.
Work on the pathway was delayed until after the Wreaths Across America ceremony held in early December..
All the old walkway material has been removed. Note the Albacore Shipmate Memorial Block Pathway to the right leading to the flag pole.
The compacted base for the new pathway has been laid down.
Blocks are placed around the fenced dolphin area.
Blocks stacked up ready for placement.
New pavers surround the flag pole in the Garden and mate up with the Albacore Shipmate's Memorial Block walkway.
Long view of the pathway leading to the former fountain site at the south end of the Garden.
View toward the newest memorial in the Garden.
View of pathway showing the start of the trimming of pavers and the placement of edging blocks.
Pavers in place leading up to the former fountain site.
A long view of the paving effort.
Pavers and edging blocks give the pathway a finished look.
The first snow fall of the 2015 winter brought work to a halt.
Work will resume when the ground has thawed. To be added is a plastic edging with steel spikes along the entire periphery to retain the walkway shape.
The edges will be backfilled with loam and seeded.
To finish the job, the walkway will be compacted to set and level the pavers and the joints between pavers filled with sand and compacted again.
2016 [03-09] (23)
On 9 March, the block retainers were installed that hold the path shape, the blocks leveled and preparations were made for inserting super sand between the blocks.
Looking into the Memorial Garden from the entrance.
View looking toward the flag poles and monuments.
Looking toward the Visitors Center building from the southern end of the Memorial Garden. Note that grass is beginning to grow along the side of the walkway.
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