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Dedication of the Captain Gerald F. DeConto USN Veterans Memorial Stadium

October 23, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The public is invited to the dedication of Captain Gerald F. DeConto USN Veterans Memorial Stadium, the new sports complex at Sandwich High School. The event will take place on Friday, October 23, 2015 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.

Immediately following the dedication, the Sandwich High Blue Knights football team will play the first game in the new stadium.

US Naval Captain Gerald F. DeConto, who was a star athlete at Sandwich High, was killed in the line of duty during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon. He was 44.

The DeConto family donated $525,000 in his memory. The gift ignited public and private support for this beautiful stadium.

The anchor of the Complex is the 1,500-seat DeConto Stadium, complete with press box and scoreboard.  The Complex includes a state-of-the art track and field area and a synthetic grass turf field for football, soccer, lacrosse, and other sports, as well as highly illuminating light poles for night use, and visitors’ seating.

Concessions are now operating out of temporary structures, but will soon be housed in a permanent building.  A field house with athletes’ locker-rooms and public restrooms is planned for the future.  The facilities will rank favorably with the best of other high schools on Cape Cod.

A walkway leads from public parking up to a Veterans Memorial Circle adjacent to the Complex. The Memorial Circle is dedicated to not only Veterans but also includes special messages from friends and family. These remembrances will be marked by bricks that form the walkway and circle. In the circle center is a Navy-style flagpole flying the American flag at the peak, the U.S. Naval Academy and MIA flags on the yardarms, and the Town of Sandwich flag on the ensign or gaff. Benches will eventually line the outer rim of the circle.

Captain Gerald F. DeConto USN Veterans Memorial Stadium
Sandwich High School
365 Quaker Meeting House Road
East Sandwich, MA 02537


October 23, 2015
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Captain Gerald F. DeConto USN Veterans Memorial Stadium
365 Quaker Meeting House Road
Sandwich, MA United States


Captain Gerald F. DeConto, USN Scholarship Fund
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