Land donation gets it all started
The Hartington Veterans’ Memorial project got underway when Ben and Erin Schroeder donated property at the corner of Broadway and State Street to Hartington Veterans. The property was transferred to the Hartington VFW when the deed was signed over on Veterans’ Day, 2019.
Phase one is underway
Work is underway at the site of the new Hartington Veterans Memorial getting the entire lot leveled so the new memorial will have a flat surface to build on when it is eventually constructed.
A ground-breaking ceremony was held Saturday for the new Hartington Area Veterans Memorial.
Veterans’ names are being sought
A lot of attention has been put forth to find sponsors for the 1450 or so veteran names that have been collected of Hartington Veterans stretching back as far as the Civil War up to the present day.
As the list of names continues to grow as name sponsorships are coming in for veterans that were not included on the original list as they had moved out of the area.
“This Memorial Is Dedicated In Memory Of All The Men And Women Who So Proudly And Courageously Served And Fought To Protect And Defend Our Country, Our Liberty And Our Cherished Freedom”
The first shovel of dirt was turned May 23 on the new Hartington Area Veterans’ Memorial.
A crowd of mask-covered area residents attended Saturday’s ground-breaking event as state-mandated COVID-19 restrictions are still in place here.
The memorial will be built on land donated by Hartington veterinarians Dr. Ben and Dr. Erin Schroeder. It is located at the southeast corner of Broadway Avenue and State Street in downtown Hartington.
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