New dedication date for Navy SEAL monument

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- A new date is set for the dedication of a Navy SEAL monument at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

It is currently being installed on 38th Street and the Boardwalk.

The dedication ceremony is set to take place on July 20 at 10 a.m. It was supposed to happen on Memorial Day, but the monument wasn't ready in time.

Retired Navy SEAL Captain Rick Woolard is in charge of the project, and says multi-ton granite marble slabs for the monument will arrive on July 9, with a Patriot Guard Rider escort. Then they will be installed on July 10 through 12.

The monument honors the origins of the Navy SEALs in Virginia Beach, which date back 75 years. The monument is funded by donations, while the city will pay for a lighted, inclined walk next to the monument.

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