TECUMSEH – Veteran volunteer Kevin McKinney says the veterans memorial proposed for the town square at Tecumseh on the courthouse ground is up against a March 1 deadline.
The project will consist of four large granite walls engraved with veterans’ names. The five service flags will fly around the back side of the memorial. Personalized granite benches and personalized pavers, decorative lighting and landscaping will complete the area. Pavers are open to businesses, families and organizations.
McKinney: “The goal is to create a beautiful, lasting memorial to the many veterans from our area, and whose families are from our area, who have so selfishly given of themselves for our freedoms.”
The project is expected to cost $125,000 and $146,000 has been raised. McKinney said donations are still be taken to provide maintenance of the project.
After construction, any names submitted will be engraved on the wall but will not be in alphabetical order. The veteran’s name, branch of service and the War served in will be included.
All veterans – living or deceased- who served will be included. Any service personnel Killed in Action will be included at no charge.
Design is by River Valley Memorials of Auburn with local contractors doing the construction work. Ground breaking is in April with the memorial complete and on Memorial Day. Dedication is planned May 27, 2019.