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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Haven’t posted anything for awhile. Toys for Tots was pretty successful and was definitely a eye opener and learning experience. To all our donors, volunteers, and Fairmont American Legion Post 36 a big thank you.Another big thank you goes out to the Sneed Foundation for another generous $5000 donation. It goes into our general fund for future development and maintenance. We are truly blessed by their generosity. ... See MoreSee Less
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Toys for Tots update. Thanks to everyone who donated, volunteered and passed information to help our greatest asset, our counties children. We aided 125 families and 357 children. We collected between $4000 to $5000 dollars. Most of that money was spent on the children. We collected about $1700 in the last couple of days and we had purchased our target toys by then. We had some toys left over and any monies still in the account will be used next year to get us started. All but 13 families picked up their toys and I will try to make contact with the 13 families to get gifts to them. I would say for the first year we were very successful. Kudos to the Harrington’s of Adrian, Minnesota for guiding us through the process. Without them this never would have been possible. After the holiday season we will meet and review what took place and come up with a game plan for next year. About 8 people have told me they will help next year and we plan to make this more accessible to everyone in the county. I have been approached by individuals in Fairbault County who want to get this going in their county.A special thank you to Verlis Burkhardt for the use of his trailer. We couldn’t have done this without it. We are looking for an enclosed trailer for next year that can be used exclusively for Toys for Tots. Donations to purchase a trailer or the donation of a trailer would be greatly appreciated. If we had our own trailer we could paint it with TFT logos, drop box locations and sponsors names. We could promote TFT in parades and events all year long. It’s wishful thinking, but anything is possible. I saw young mothers take their children and have them buy presents that they would like for themselves and then bring them to me for a child less fortunate. These mothers were teaching compassion and kindness. I met donors who thanked me for what I was doing but they were the ones who were making a difference with their generosity. I handed out presents to parents who were struggling to make ends meet in tough economic times and cried as they drove away because generous neighbors gave them the ability to put smiles on their childrens faces on this holy day of Jesus’s birth. The volunteers who showed up to help made me realize that we are a much better people than the news would have us believe. What amazed me the most, and I guess I knew it all along, was the reaffirmation that at 72 years of age, giving is so much more powerful than receiving. May the holidays bless you and your families and from those of us with Toys For Tots, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. ... See MoreSee Less
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