Gander Memorial Park

Gander Memorial Ceremony

Please join us for our 37th Anniversary Gander Memorial Ceremony.
Gander Memorial Ceremony is held each year in remembrance of the 248 soldiers and 8 crew members who died in a plane crash when returning from a peacekeeping mission in 1985. The soldiers were on board Arrow Airlines flight 1285 that crashed near Gander, Newfoundland. The plane was taking the soldiers back from their peacekeeping mission in the Sinai Peninsula and stopped to refuel in Gander. Shortly after take-off, the plane went down on a hillside, in Gander, Newfoundland killing all the soldiers and crew members on the flight.
Every year on Dec. 12, we take a moment to remember those who lost their lives in service of our nation.
For more information please contact Kristi Murtha at [email protected]

Gander Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony

Please join the Christian County Military Affairs Committee for the Gander Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony on December 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Gander Memorial Park. The park is located at the corner of US 41-A and Pennyrile Parkway.

For more information, please call Kechia Lowry at 270-885-9096 or email [email protected]

Beautify the Beds Garden Cleanup Day

Team up with your friends and neighbors, and the Hopkinsville Beautification Commission, to clean up our community by weeding, pruning, and general cleanup at Gander Memorial Park. Gloves, tools, etc. will be provided and Beautification Coordinator Heather Braun will be on hand to provide instruction. Please come out to help make our city beautiful! Please bring water and closed-toed shoes.