About the Memorial

The construction of the Martin County Veterans Memorial is now underway. Current and future plans for the memorial are outlined below.


This video takes you through a fly-through Virtual Reality Tour of the proposed design for the Martin County Veterans Memorial.


A 70 foot flag pole supporting a 25′ x 15′ U.S. flag, a red granite sign and an 80′ x 8′ black granite wall with the names of Martin County Veterans have been installed as of 2019. Additional names will be added annually.


Phase II will see the creation of a secluded natural setting with areas for quiet reflection by granite benches and life-size bronze statues of military soldiers representing all past and current war eras. A Bell Cobra-Fixed Wing Attack Helicopter, AH-1-66-F-15327, has also been acquired by the committee and will be put on permanent display at the memorial site.

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Toys for Tots will be separating and bagging toys for families at the Fairmont American Legion at 300 Downtown Plaza this coming Thursday and Friday evenings from 6 til 9 PM. On this Saturday, December 10th, we will distribute the toys to our families that have applied for assistance. We need volunteers to help with the sorting and distribution. You can sign up at Fairmont Toys for Tots Facebook sight or just show up at any of these times.Snacks and drinks for volunteers would be greatly appreciated. All money we have collected is spent on the children so I have nothing left for snacks. Any help in this regard will be gratefully appreciated. If your business or organization would like to help with our program next year, please get ahold of me and we will make arrangements, wether that means a donation jar, toy box or volunteering.I have received a lot of very generous donations from private citizens. The amounts vary from small donations up to hundreds of dollars. We would like you to know how much we appreciate your support. I try to recognize groups and businesses that help but do not publicly recognize individual persons out of privacy concerns. Just know that you are appreciated for all you do for the children. This is the first year for TFT actually distributing toys right here in Martin County. We are just learning the ropes and hope to be even more effective next year with a county wide program. I have had several Marines ask if they can help get the program out to more of the county next year and with their help we will most definitely grow. Special thanks to Martin County Veterans Memorial board for letting us use this platform to get the word out. To Tom Childs of the Fairmont VFW for getting the program going here. To the Fairmont American Legion for storing the toys and letting us use their facility for distribution. The need is great. Our children our most valuable asset. Thank you for your support and May God bless you all during this holiday season.A special thanks to Dan Harrington of Adrian, Minnesota, for guiding us along the way. Without him and his wife this never would have happened. ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you for supporting Toys for Tots. Today was the most fun I have had since I was a little kid at Christmas. We went to Mankato where their TFT program gave us 2 1/2 pallets of toys. We then came back to Fairmont and bought $4000 of toys. What a joyous time knowing how many smiles we will put on childrens faces come Christmas morning. We have over 350 children signed up. This wouldn’t have been possible without the generosity of all our followers. We will be sorting toys Thursday and Friday evenings from 6 to 9 PM and distributing the toys to our families on Saturday from 8AM to 5PM of this week. If you want to help during any of these times please come to the Fairmont American Legion at 300 Downtown Plaza and join in the holiday spirit.If you really want to help you could bring snacks, drinks, pizza etc. for the volunteers. It is truly more rewarding to give than to receive.TFT has been around for 75 years but this is the first time TFT has distributed toys in Martin County. Thank you for helping us help our children. If your business or group wants to be part of this next year please let us know. I met two Marines this week, one from Sherburn and one from Truman who want to help spread this program all over the county better than we were able to this year. May God be with you all this holiday season and May he bless each and everyone of you.Our collection boxes will still be at participating businesses and all the banks in Fairmont until Friday. It is still not to late to donate. Thanks again. ... See MoreSee Less
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