FREMONT – Work on a new veteran’s memorial will begin this week.
Fremont Veterans were given authorization by the Fremont City Council to use the unused space at Memorial Field in town for a new Veteran’s Memorial Park. The park will be an extension of the Eternal Flame Memorial, which is located on E. Military Avenue. Co-Chairman of Fremont Avenue of Flags, Chris Madsen says with the council’s approval, the next step is focusing on fundraising.
“The next step after the City Council approval is to get back on track with the fundraising efforts. This is a big project. We’re going to be over $250,000, but below $500,000,” said Madsen. “That’s the range that we’re looking for on completion. And we’re absolutely in need of donor support from all levels.”
Madsen says work on certain aspects of the park will begin sometime this week. He adds the park will not only honor all veterans from the area, but will also be an educational space for children to learn about local heroes.
“This is a memorial site for all veterans. We are going to include every veteran, no matter what their branch is,” said Madsen. “And we’re going to make sure that we honor everybody. Not only that, but it’s going to be an education place. Where teachers can take children from the school, or anyone can take their children, and really learn.”
More information, updates, and current plans for the Veteran’s Memorial Park can be viewed at Fremont Veteran’s Memorial Park page on Facebook.