Together we can create a lasting tribute for those who have given so much for our freedoms.
A memorial dedicated to the men and women who have served our country during war and peacetime is planned for Pickrell Park. It will be located in the southwest corner of the park near the new park shelter.
The goal is to create a beautiful memorial worthy of our honored veterans.
The memorial will consist of black granite walls featuring engraved veteran names. A special section will be dedicated for those who gave the greatest sacrifice — those who were killed in action. A back wall will have historical military artwork etched in black granite. Three dark gray granite benches will be placed on the memorial floor for resting and remembrance. Military flags and lighting will highlight the memorial. Landscaping near and around the memorial will complete the project.
Wall of Honor Special place of honor is reserved for men and women veterans who had or have had a connection with the community of Pickrell. Each name engraved on the wall is $150 per name, $200 after December 31, 2017.
For fallen soldiers, a special designated place of honor will be available at no charge. The Veteran must have or have had a connection with Pickrell and currently a resident of Gage County.
Personalized Pavers Dark gray granite pavers, located around the memorial slab will be available for purchase to pay tribute to family loved ones, veterans, and businesses supporting this project. Pavers measured 16” by 8” and provide room for personalized messages. Each paver will need to be designed and approved for spacing.
Benches and Poles Completing the memorial design will be three dark gray resting benches, five flag poles for each branch of service, and three memorial lamp posts. Each may include special tributes for loved ones, families, military organizations or other special designation. Memorial Committee has final approval of designs and messages, with the purpose of consistency with memorial goals.
Memorial Costs The cost of the project will be approximately $70,000. Much work, time, and dedication have already been put towards this project, and for its continued success, it will require a significant level of participation by individuals, corporations. and foundations.