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City Council Honors Fallen Marine Hero, Street Dedication Friday

The Douglasville Mayor and City Council honored Marine Lance Cpl. Scott "Boots" Harper at the Council meeting Monday night by making a presentation to his Step Mother, Angela Harper.

The Douglasville Mayor and City Council honored Marine Lance Cpl. Scott "Boots" Harper at the Council meeting Monday night by making a presentation to his Step Mother, Angela Harper (video attached).

Harper was an Alexander High School graduate who died during a combat mission in Afghanistan in Oct. 2011. He was operating in Helmand province as part of Operation Enduring Freedom when he suffered fatal injuries.

A portion of Douglas Boulevard will be honorarily named for "Boots" Harper on Friday, Nov. 9 in a dedication ceremony, held from 1:30 to 2 p.m.

The ceremony will take place at the western entrance to Arbor Place Mall and Olive Garden, with the unveiling of the sign revealing his name. The program is open to the public with free admission.

Although the street will not legally change its name, there will be signs on either side of Douglas Boulevard that will honor the 21-year-old Marine Lance Cpl.

Related Douglasville Patch articles:

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Patch Viewers Contribute Photos Honoring Harper

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View Thursday's Procession Schedule for Fallen Marine

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Carl Pyrdum Jr. November 09, 2012 at 03:58 PM
I encourage all Douglas County residents who can, to come by the dedication of Scott Harper Blvd. today at the Olive Garden entrance to Arbor Station Mall. the dedication will begin at 1:30 PM. If you can, please take a few minutes from your busy day and become part of a celebration of this heroes life. Many of Scott's brothers in arms along with veterans representing the Georgia Patriot Guard will be there to honor Scott today..
John Barker (Editor) November 09, 2012 at 04:15 PM
Hey Carl, if you snap some photos, we'd love to have them! Unfortunately I can't make it today.
Christopher Lee Raley November 10, 2012 at 08:22 PM
http://www.facebook.com/DouglasCoDA/photos_albums#!/media/set/?set=a.518312434848123.125235.377515328927835&type=3

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