Excited to be part of a tribute to post-Vietnam War veterans, local veteran-owned businesses submit offers at great prices and offer to help in other ways.
The monument, which will be called the Hall County Warriors Memorial, will be built at Hall County Veterans Park, near the intersection of Broadwell and Capital Avenues. Organizers held a groundbreaking ceremony on Memorial Day.
Support from area businesses and individuals has been strong, said Ken Barber, a member of the project’s planning committee.
Over $30,000 has been raised to date. It is not yet known how much the project will cost.
Plans are still being drawn up for the memorial, which will include a stainless steel globe. It will honor soldiers who have served in the Gulf War, the War on Terror and other engagements since the Vietnam War.
It is possible that the memorial will be built this year. Fundraising for the Warriors Memorial is still ongoing.
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People with scrap metal should take the items to Alter Metal Recycling, where Barber works, or Kramer’s Auto Parts and Iron Co.
If the donors cannot drop off the scrap, it can be picked up. Donated items will be processed and sold, with proceeds going to the veterans project.
The phone number for Alter Metal Recycling is 308-381-0600. You can reach Kramer at 308-384-1116.
Cash donations can be deposited at the United Veterans Club.