EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) - East Longmeadow may create a park in memory of Sgt. Mark Ecker.
Sgt. Mark Ecker passed away Friday night in a car accident.
Homes for Our Troops was going to give thedecorated war veteran a custom built home on a piece of land inbetween Lindendale Avenue and Gaskell Street in East Longmeadow.
The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Tuesday night toform a committee to study the viability of a memorial park in thatlocation.
Selectman Jim Driscoll, a member of that board, told 22Newsthat funding would have to be secured. However Driscoll says thereare many people who would support it financially. "We would workclosely with the neighbors too who always wanted it to be a leftopen space. So in the end this will be the best thing for everyoneI think."
As it stands right now the area is heavily wooded.
Driscoll says that if a park is created there, it would mostlikely include walking trails that would work with the environment.