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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Bartholomew County Veteran's Memorial

As part of our Patriot Summer, we decided to visit the local Veteran's Memorial today and talk to the boys about service to our country. Thought it was fitting since it was Flag Day and all. We incorporated this side trip into our bike ride today, and I think the boys were thoughtful about it. The Memorial stands next to our Courthouse when you first enter town.

On the pillars are names of county residents who served in the military over the years.

The bricks throughout our downtown have names and businesses listed. But those near the Memorial are of men and women who served in the military.

In addition to names on the pillars are moving letters from county servicemen who did not return home.

World War I Memorial Plaque

Brennan at the county tribute plaque

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Revolutionary War Plaque

Sculptures near the Memorial that are part of our Public Sculpture program.

The Dolphin statue and fountain behind the courthouse.

Across the street from the courthouse and Veterans Memorial is the new Cummins building.

Another public sculpture with City Hall in the background.

I feel especially proud that we have such a Memorial to take the boys to. This idea came straight from the book that I'm reading this summer.

Hope you're having a great day!

1 comment:

Wendy said...

Is the dolphin and fountain new? I do not remember it at all!