CAAR Receives National Grant to Help Build a Greene County Memorial
Despite the rain on Sun., Oct. 29th, a large crowd gathered to pay their respects, share stories, and see the unveiling of the Blue Ridge Heritage Project Greene County Memorial at the corner of Main Street and Celt Road in downtown Standardsville.
This memorial honored Greene County residents and landowners who were displaced when the Shenandoah National Park was established in the 1930s.
The Blue Ridge Heritage Project’s vision is to "develop a monument site in each of the eight counties where land was acquired to create the Shenandoah National Park; and educate visitors about the lives and culture of the people who lived in the mountains through living history presentations, exhibits, and demonstrations." Five of the eight memorials have been built.
CAAR was honored to contribute a $2,000 National Association of REALTORS® grant to this memorial. CAAR also contributed $2,000 towards both the Madison County and Albemarle County memorials.
Learn more about these important memorials: http://www.blueridgeheritageproject.com/