The Marshall County Area Veterans Memorial is now fully underway. The memorial itself will include granite tablets which represent the 5 branches of armed forces in the United States. The memorial will also include benches to sit and reflect on the flag display.
The physical transformation from a courthouse lawn to a veterans memorial, and will serve as a reminder of the thanks due our area veterans. All site preparation has been performed by John and Nancy Gerszewski and their crew from J & N construction. Has also supplied the fill materials needed in the process. The park could not happen without these folks and so many others who have contributed and are stepping up to create this tribute to our military men and women.
The interior of the memorial will feature a mural and a kiosk which will include interviews of veterans and history from this area.
Artist Nick Reitzel continues to inspire with his attention to detail as he creates this mural to salute Marshall County and surrounding area service men and women. The mural is nearing completion and the public is encouraged to view it when you visit the Marshall County Courthouse. It is located in the basement near the Veterans Service Office. The mural will be a centerpiece for the interior portion of the Marshall County Area Veterans Memorial Park.
Fundraising for the Marshall County Area Veterans Memorial is about sixty percent complete and organizers would like to break ground for concrete in late July, If you would like to help their mission with a donation, please call either Russ Steer at 218-289-3330 or Cindy Anderson at 218-745-5232.