Deerfield to honor more of its veterans
DEERFIELD — The last three of 24 veterans who will have signs with their names on them erected above street signs, are being honored this week..
The 9-by-36-inch signs are being affixed above current street signs on the streets where each soldier grew up, said Betty Hollingsworth, a Memorial Day Committee member and researcher for a special subcommittee overseeing the sign project.
On Thursday, Seaman 2nd Class William Carl Muller, who served in the Navy, was honored at 10:30 a.m. in Town Hall.
Today, Pfc. Walter J. Brzozowski, who served in the Marine Corps, and Capt. J. Kenneth Warger, who served in the Air Force, will be honored — Brzozowski at 2:30 p.m. and Warger at 3:30 p.m., both in Town Hall. Hollingsworth said the committee would like to invite graduates of the Deerfield High School Class of 1948 to attend Warger’s ceremony.
At each ceremony, family members of the solider — or a committee member, in lieu of family — will remove a fabric covering the sign, unveiling it to the public for the first time.
Before each unveiling, Hollingsworth reads a short profile of the soldier being honored.
She uses information provided by family and friends, as well as her own research.
Subcommittee members are Hollingsworth, John Cycz and Doug Tierney.
Each sign costs about $100.
Donations may still be made to the Town of Deerfield and will be placed in an account designated for the sign project.