Veterans Day in 1955 was the dedication of a new war memorial in the New Vienna park on the corner of Main and West Streets. According to the accompanying news article published in the Wilmington News-Journal, Nov. 12, p. 10, a brief ceremony on Friday afternoon was attended by about 125 persons. The high school band, directed by Mrs. Carl West, performed. Rev. Walter Cruzan (NV Church of Christ), Rev. Marvin Schamaun (NV Methodist) and Rev. Lee Palmer (?) were among the speakers.
Both pictures also include street views in the background – West Street in the top picture and the Marathon Gas Station on Main Street in the second picture.