Groundbreaking is a traditional ceremony in many cultures that celebrates the first day of construction for a building or other project. Such ceremonies are often attended by dignitaries such as politicians and businessmen. The actual shovel used during the actual groundbreaking is often a special ceremonial shovel meant to be saved for subsequent display. Commemorative information may be subsequently engraved on the shovel.
Ceremonial groundbreakings often precede the actual start of construction by many months.
SCHUMER: GROUNDBREAKING OF HOMES FOR HEROES CONSTRUCTION MEANS HOMELESS VETS FROM ROCKLAND, WESTCHESTER AND BEYOND WILL SOON HAVE A PLACE TO CALL HOME - SENATOR MARKS START OF WORK ON FIRST APARTMENTS AT CAMP SHANKS.
Oct 27, 2011; WASHINGTON -- The following information was released by New York Senator Charles Schumer: Schumer, Joined By Veterans Groups From...