In the early 1970's, the City erected a Veterans Memorial to honor City Residents who lost their lives while bravely serving our country. The Memorial includes the names of local soldiers from all branches of the United States Military who fought in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and modern day campaigns.
The Memorial has maintained its look over the past five decades with minor alterations to the surrounding landscaping. Most recently, the plaques honoring those from World War II and Korea, and the Vietnam War were refurbished earlier this year, returning just before Memorial Day.
During last month’s meeting of the City Council, plans were announced for an enhancement project to add a plaza around the Veteran’s Memorial. The project which is set to begin soon, will include the replacement of all the concrete pavement, additional landscaping, masonry seating benches, a granite faced wall adorned with the bronze seals of the military branches, flag poles for each of the military branch flags, a flag pole for the flag of the United States, and a flag pole for the POW/MIA flag.
The upgraded Memorial will also include lighting for nighttime viewing, better pedestrian circulation and increased seating areas. The project is expected to be completed just in time for the Veteran’s Day Ceremony which will be held on Monday, November 12 at 10:00 a.m.