Action Is Needed by Dec. 31 to Submit Names for Inclusion on Nemaha County Veterans Memorial
The Nemaha County Veterans Memorial Committee met July 21 at the Nemaha County Courthouse and reviewed continued steady progress towards the group’s fund raising goal.
President Monty Lovelace opened the meeting with a report that the Nemaha County Veterans Memorial Committee had received donations of $65,700 and more monies were still coming in.
The Memorial’s stones have been ordered and the committee needs to have all of the veteran’s names submitted to them before the end of December of this year. The reason for needing all of the names prior to this date is to facilitate engraving the names on the stones prior to their shipping which will represent a cost savings.
Engraving expenses, after the stones are in place, will cost approximately $300+ to have a name added at a later date. This would include mileage and labor associated with that one name. The engraver will come to town about once a year to add any names.
Paving blocks for the sidewalk will come in two sizes: 12x6 inches for $250 or 24x12” for $500. These blocks are for families, friends, veterans, businesses, or anyone who wishes to have permanent marker around the Veterans Memorial sidewalk. This price includes the engraving of the paving blocks.
The committee has begun looking at entrance stones to the Memorial. It has been suggested that the first stone be engraved with “TAPS” on one side and underneath with the reason for the Memorial. On the reverse side will be the names of all of the 107 Nemaha County veterans who were killed in action.
The Memorial Committee hopes to have the dedication ceremony of the completed Veterans Memorial by Memorial Day 2011.
To contribute to the Veterans Memorial or to order a paving block, contact the Nemaha County Clerk’s Office at the Nemaha County Courthouse. The mailing address is 1824 N Street Suite 201, Auburn, NE 68305.