Richard Arcand, Public Information Officer
Public Works Employees Memorial “Dedication of Names”
A ceremony will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 9 am.
Concord, NH - The New Hampshire Memorial to Public Works Employees will hold its second “Dedication of Names” on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at the Memorial on the grounds of the Department of Transportation, 7 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH.
Former Governor John Lynch, who signed the original legislation in 2009 that created the committee charged with seeing the project through to fruition, will be on hand to offer remarks.
The program will also feature speakers from the New Hampshire Public Works Association, the New Hampshire Road Agents Association, and a family member of one of the employees being memorialized.
The Memorial, designed by Kelsie Lee Clarke of Wilmot, NH, features 24 shovels along Hazen Drive to signify the 24 hours in a day that Public Workers must be available to respond to snow, ice, water, sewer, electric, roadway, and any type of infrastructure issue. There are six granite benches with a perennial reflection garden and four black granite stones etched with the names of those who have died while performing their public duties; the four granite stones symbolize the four seasons of the year in New Hampshire that Public Works employees work through.
Family members will be in attendance, alongside state representatives and city and town Road Agents, Public Works Directors, and Highway Maintenance employees from communities throughout the state.
The public is invited to attend. If you have any questions, would like to attend, or know of an individual who died on the job in the public works community, please call (603) 271-2693 or email email@example.com.