Across the nation communities are erecting memorials in a public place to honor the area’s veterans, and Sedona plans to be among them.
The Sedona Detachment 1237 of the Marine Corps League joined with the Korean-American Association to create a Veterans Memorial Park within Jack Jameson Memorial Park at the southwest corner of State Route 89A and Northview Drive.
“We were planning to build a memorial park for Korean War veterans and found out the league had the same type of idea so we joined with them to create a memorial for all men and women Sedona veterans for all the wars,” said Banya Lim, chairwoman for the project.
The league is sponsor for the project, which originally had a price tag of $300,000. Between the league and the association, they were able to bring the price down to approximately $100,000 to $110,000.
“It’s going to recognize people in Sedona who served in our military — in all five branches. The only requirement is they must have lived in Sedona for a minimum of one year and were honorably discharged,” said Ray Stueve, commandant for the Sedona Marine Corps League detachment.
Written by Lu Stitt
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 16:06