"Two individuals who were working on the monument approached me about helping and I said I would love to," French recently told The Brazil Times.
French owns the monument business French Monuments.
"It is something I enjoy doing," he said.
French said those responsible for putting together the idea had a general concept for the monument when they came to him. From there, he sketched out a design.
"They had the concept," he said. "I took a look at it and thought that is something we are capable of doing."
The monument, honoring war veterans from the War on Terror, will include the names of Marine Cpl. Gregory Stultz and Indiana National Guard Spc. Arronn Fields, both Clay County natives who gave their lives in the war.
The memorial will rest on the courthouse lawn near the Vietnam War Memorial.
It will include emblems of all branches of the military as well as both Stultz' and Fields' names.
"It is to memorialize those who have died from Clay County in the War on Terror," French said.
He added the monument would be a bevel type, where the names listed on it will be at an angle.
In addition, there will be boxes on the front of the monument above the names with etchings for symbols of each operation during the war.
The back of the monument will include the military emblems.
Plans call for the monument to be made of Jet Black Granite with the other items etched in white.
The plan is to unveil the monument by Memorial Day 2013.
The Clay County Veterans Office is still taking donations for the memorial. Donations may be sent to the office, Room 104, Clay County Courthouse, 609 E. National Ave., Brazil.