Ground Broken for Veterans Memorial Wall

By on September 14, 2017

From Belleville News-Democrat:  After months of planning, ground was broken Sept. 5 at Dennis H. Rinderer Park on the Wall of Remembrance and Honor.

“This is another great day for the city of Highland as a number of us come together again and give our respect to the veterans who have sacrificed their lives to defend this country,” Mayor Joe Michaelis said at the ground breaking.

Highland officials and members of the American Legion Post 439 and Veterans of Foreign War Post 5694 gathered at the park, located along Veterans Honor Parkway, for ceremonial start to construction of the wall. The project has been coordinated as a joint effort between the two veterans organizations as a way to commemorate the lives and service of all local veterans who died while serving in either World War. The monument is also a tribute to first responders.

“I am so looking forward to the finish of this, because to me, this puts the finishing touches on what Veterans Honor Parkway is all about,” said Kate Broadhurst, the Legion’s assistant service officer and the VFW’s past commander and current service officer.

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