On September 24, 2014 the initial step in the construction of the Veterans Memorial Park of Jackson County began with the placement of the Army tank on land owned by VFW Post 6073 and American Legion Post 30. On Memorial Day, May 31, 2016, a ground-breaking ceremony was held. In October 2017 the first concrete was placed for Monument Circle and a ceremony was held to bury sands from foreign battlefields under the center of the star.
Now, six years later the dream has become a reality. The Veteran’s Memorial Park of Jackson County will have a dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. CST on Saturday, November 14, 2020. Even though 95% of the work has been completed, some work remains to be finished: additional connecting sidewalks and associated lighting, completion of the Patriots walking trail next to the back ditch line, installation of the Ajax missile display and other work.
If you would like to help with the completion of the VMPJC, either through a donation, purchase of a paver brick or bench or by volunteering your labor (everyone is welcome), please call Larry Becker at 256.656.9824 or Jim Olyniec at 256.599.3457.
If you are a veteran or the spouse of a veteran and would like to become active in giving back to your community, Call Sam Mash with the American Legion Post 30 at 256.609.8211, or Nate Green with VFW Post 6073 at 256.244.2754.
The Board of Directors of the VMPJC invites everyone to join us as we celebrate and dedicate this park to the veterans and all active duty military service personnel who have served and those now protecting our great nation.
For more information, call 256-999-0120.