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Veterans memorial park proposed; library renamed

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By Alice Du Pont

The Gadsden County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution during the regular meeting last Tuesday night to rename the Courthouse Square "Gadsden County Veterans Memorial Park." Commissioner Doug Croley, who proposed the resolution, said he could not think of a better place for a monument.

Croley said there are currently more than 6,000 veterans residing in the county from all branches of service.

"This has always been a strong, patriotic community that honors its heros, celebrates history and recognizes the people that made our history rich. This board now has the opportunity to dedicate a veterans memorial park in honor of our veterans who have demonstrated the strength of their convictions and gave their lives for our country,” he said.

In other matters, the board also officially named the Chattahoochee Public Library in honor of two sisters, Frances Cowen and Bettie Cowen. Both women were recognized for the years spent with the Gadsden County School Board, the Chattahoochee Public Library and the children of this community.

Both women were instrumental, according to Commissioner Gene Morgan, in developing the Chattahoochee Public Library prior to their deaths.