A new Veterans Park is being constructed at Lake Taylorville. The Veteran’s Point Memorial currently has a stone, but Dr. Ron Mizer says that the end goal is a little more developed. The idea started 3 years ago and Pyramid Marble & Granite is putting together the plan. Dr. Mizer says that among the features include an artillery cannon and an 18 foot granite obelisk.
Dr. Mizer also says that their will be honor walls that can be used by veterans and the public.
Prices for getting your name on the honor wall are still being discussed and will be announced at a later date.
Dr. Mizer says that he is not trying to compete with the Veteran’s Memorial that is downtown but wants a place that has names of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice and a way that we can honor and recognize our Veteran’s as well. To hear the full interview with Dr. Mizer, you can listen here.