Developing honor all the time
Veterans Memorial Park in Blanchard, Okla.

Developing honor all the time

On May 30, the new Veterans Memorial Park in Blanchard, Okla., was installed. It features “lighted glass panels, fountain, eternal flame, and pedestals with names of veterans,” and was developed by local veterans and citizens. It is just one example of how honor and remembrance are not redundant to growth and development.

Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, Zimmerman, Minn.: installed on June 8, this monument was developed by the local Kriesel-Jacobsen American Legion Post 560 and the Woody Williams Foundation “to honor all Gold Star Families.”  

Pennsylvania Women Veterans (Wayne County and surrounding areas), Honesdale, Pa.: installed on May 18, it is described as “the first stone/monument to commemorate all Pennsylvania women veterans who have served this nation across all eras.”

Tate Park Memorial Flagpole, Clymer, Pa.: installed on May 31, 2021, it is described as “a lighted flagpole honoring the branches of the armed services in both times of war and times of peace. There are medallions mounted on native fieldstone with the logos of those services.”

Memorial Stone, North Bend, Wash.: installed on May 1, 2020, this was a project of Renton-Pickering American Legion Post 79 in Snoqualmie, Wash., and described as a “memorial stone with inscription honoring all North Bend veterans.”