The large granite lower sections of the 7 panels around the perimeter of the memorial contain the names of Sioux Center area servicemen and veterans. The names, going as far back as WWI, are listed alphabetically by conflict, with branch of service following each name. Pictorial montages of each of our nation's conflicts are etched into the black granite panels above the names, beginning with the Revolutionary War, and include several pictures submitted by local veterans. The 27' central section features a stainless steel eternal flame sculpture with the words "Lest we Forget" around its bowl, supported by 5 granite legs, each with an emblem of one of the 5 branches of service. A timeline of important events in our nation's history is etched into the granite backs of the bench surrounding the base, a project of the local high school history class.
Date of Installation:
November 12, 2013
Organization Responsible for Installation:
Committee composed of members of local American Legion and VFW
Memorial War Era(s):
Next to the Public Library at 102 South Main Avenue. Main Avenue is also Highway 75. Sioux Center, IA 51250
Published on May 17, 2017