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Memorial gets updated

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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Recently, the Clay County Commissioners updated the Vietnam veteran's memorial at the Clay County Courthouse.

They put rod iron fencing around the memorial to keep the debris away and to protect it from vandalism.

They also put in a sidewalk up to the memorial.

"It was all done by donations," Commissioner President Charlie Brown said. "French Funeral Home was a big contributor to it. It was donated by area people; no tax money was used."

Imi Irving Materials, Inc., donated the concrete for the sidewalk, and Keen Concrete Contracting donated services.

John Nicoson brought a concern to the attention of the commissioners.

A name had been left off of the Vietnam memorial.

"He made it possible to get the name included," Brown said. "I have to give him a lot of credit for what he did."

The commissioners are looking into other ways to honor veterans.

They want to refurbish the Korean War airplane that sits outside the Clay County Courthouse.

They are also looking into a monument for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.

"It's an ongoing labor of love, I guess," Brown said. "We want to show our troops respect and give them the tribute they deserve."

For Brown, it means even more.

"I knew a lot of those gentlemen on that memorial," Brown said. "Due to circumstances beyond my control, I wasn't able to serve my country. I feel like this is my personal commitment. I want to recognize these people for what they've done for our country."


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As a member of the Vietnam Era, I think it is great that a memorial was built & being protected. Now your right it is time for Iran & Afganistan. GREAT WORK

-- Posted by Marilyn Sue on Wed, Dec 21, 2011, at 8:08 PM

CAN ANYONE THINK OF A REASON WHY THE LOCAL VFW AND AMERICAN LEGION SHOULD NOT COLLECTIVELY TAKE A LEAD ROLE IN THESE PROJECTS? THEY ARE SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS WHO RECEIVE DUES AND SPECIAL TAX BREAKS.

COME ON FOLKS....LET'S GET BUSY THIS SPRING AND BRING SOME PRIDE BACK TO CLAY COUNTY.

I'D LIKE TO CHALLENGE "BOTH" ORGANIZATIONS TO WORK TOGETHER TO INITIATE THESE PROJECTS.

-- Posted by CAB (Concerns About Brazil) on Thu, Dec 22, 2011, at 4:50 PM

What is sad is that there are Name(s) left out of this story of the original person that did in fact bring this to a Commissioner about Harold Dickersons name being left off.

-- Posted by xray on Thu, Dec 22, 2011, at 6:52 PM


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