The Emporia Gazette
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The All Veterans Memorial will grant more opportunities for area families and friends to honor their loved ones who were veterans.
“Right now, we have no place to put individual names, and that’s been our challenge,” said Frank Lowery, the chairman of the All Veterans Memorial Association, during an interview with The Emporia Gazette on Monday.
At the Memorial Day service, Lowery announced future renovations in All Veterans Memorial.
There will be six granite tablets — located around the new walk of honor at the northwestern end of the park — to commemorate local veterans, he said. Two tablets will be north of the UH-1H Huey Helicopter after the other six have been installed.
Each tablet can have 80 veteran names inscribed on it, Lowery said. The total costs are unknown until after the City Engineer’s Office creates the details of the project. The All Veterans Memorial Association can then let out bids and start its fundraising efforts.
The project will also include some repairs around the park in the costs, he said. The Memorial Day service attendees viewed the project renderings, which were made by Emig and Associates.