Several years in the making, the Veterans Monument located at 101 Hieronymus Park Drive is under construction. Vietnam Veterans of America Bitterroot Chapter 938 has been hard at work collecting names and donations. Construction started 14 October 2010 and continues. Fund raising continues to complete the Monument.
The Veterans Monument, to honor all honorable discharged veterans's service to our country, engraved are their names along with service, dates, rate and statement.
The Monument features rows of black granite slabs engraved with the names of veterans, each wall, (one side) will display 100 veterans service data. The rows will radiate out from the center octagon, the center octagon will have three large blocks of black granite placed on a base of white granite. Two of the large blocks of black granite, eight feet tall, engraved with graphics. The third block will be five feet tall, engraved with the definition of a veteran.
The red outer octagon holds five slabs of white granite, 4 feet tall, engraved with the emblems of each branch of the military. Between each service stone, benches with the names of who purchased the bench to help finance the Monument's construction.
Between the walls, the center walkway are concrete pavers, which may be purchased. The engraved pavers have graphic designs provided by the purchaser.
Gathering names of veterans from family members and veterans, some veterans have purchased placements for all of their family members who served in the armed forces on the walls, (great grandfather, grandfather, father, self, son).