1051 – New Vietnam Veteran monument coming to Hagerstown

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This illustration shows the planned design for Vietnam War veterans.
Submitted illustration

In episode 1051 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast the story about a new Vietnam Veteran monument in Hagerstown, Maryland will be featured the featured topic. Dave McMillion wrote a story about the monument for the Herald-Mail Media titled: New website, PayPal option offered for Vietnam monument.

McMillion told how several years ago the Joint Veterans Council of Washington County resolved to create a monument to the 17 residents of the county who gave their lives for their country in Vietnam. One of the main points in his story was that October 20, 2017 a website was launched. The website provides much information about the project including: a proposed layout, information on upcoming fundraisers, links to veteran sites, stories about the war and a donate tab which offers a PayPal option of contributing to the project.

Joint Veterans Council member Jim Kline is chairman of the monument committee. He related that the estimated cost for the monument project is $150,000 and to date $63,000 has been raised. According to Kline the monument will include a main structure with an archway, benches and three flagpoles. It will be built by Greencastle Bronze and Granite of Greencastle, Pennsylvania. That firm is renowned for the many outstanding historical monuments it has produced in the past.

The local cable company, Antietam Broadband, is donating to the project $25,000 in-kind promotional support. They produced a 30-second commercial about the project which features four local Vietnam veterans. Building the monument, which will be the city’s first significant monument to honor veterans of the Vietnam War, has been talked about for years, Kline said.

To discover more about the Hagerstown Vietnam Veteran Monument and how you can make a donation to make this worthy project a reality listen to episode 1051 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast.

CLICK HERE for the monument website.

CLICK HERE for the Paypal donate form.

CLICK HERE for more information about the Greencastle Bronze and Granite Company.


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