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PITTSBURGH — Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc. announced it will hold a beautification project to help spruce up around the property of the historical landmark.  Projects planned will help prepare for the May 30, 2016 Annual Memorial Day Celebration event.  The spring cleaning initiative is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

We have received a Love Your Block grant through the City of Pittsburgh.  Love Your Block is a partnership of Mayor William Peduto and People’s Gas to revitalize Pittsburgh block by block.

“Through the generous help of volunteers, along with the Love Your Block grant, we will begin to prepare for our Annual Memorial Day celebration at Soldiers & Sailors to help beautify and enhance the Memorial,” said President and CEO John F. McCabe.

Volunteers include members of Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania, Eat’n Park employees and other volunteers who will participate and share in beautifying this historical landmark that stands as a tribute to honor and remember all veterans of Pennsylvania who served to protect our freedoms. Projects to be completed include cleaning, painting and planting small flower beds along with other minor projects.

Soldiers & Sailors community beautification day is on Tuesday, May 17th from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Rain date – May 24th) at 4141 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA.

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Soldiers & Sailors is the nation’s only military memorial dedicated to honoring the men and women of all branches of service, and in all capacities (Active, Reserve, Guard). The historic building was designed by renowned architect Henry Hornbostel and has exhibits covering all of America’s conflicts from the Civil War through Afghanistan. The museum offers a unique look into American history by telling the stories of the individuals that served our country through military equipment and personal mementos.