Today we assisted the folks from the City of Charleston’s Parks Department in preparing to start the improvements to the SSS site. We began by removing the original flagpole and nine markers in preparation for hauling in fill dirt and top soil to grade and level the site. New sod will be added along with new shrubbery and benches. The finishing touches will include a walkway into the center of the property along with new markers for each of the nine and a 25 foot illuminated flagpole. This project is the first phase of improvements as we continue to move towards a permanent memorial on the site in the future. It should take about a month to complete this initial project.