About the Memorial

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

MCVM VIRTUAL REALITY TOUR

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

PHASE I OF THE 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 OF THE MEMORIAL

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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Just returned from Kentucky where we delivered humanitarian supplies to the tornado victims in Western Kentucky. Thanks to Terry Anderson for driving a trailer down there and helping me collect items. Thanks to Terri Larson and Jim Chipman for standing in the cold to help with collections. Thanks to Verlis and Richard for the use of their trailers. To KSUM/KFMC and the Sentinel, we couldn’t have done it without you spreading the word. Biggest thanks of all goes to all you Martin County residents and those from across the border into Iowa, who brought all those amazing donations. Two trailers packed with clothes, bedding, food, toiletries, generators, dog food, toys, etc. $13,000 was collected and we donated that for food and shelter. So many stories shared with each of you. Thanks to those who gave us money for gas and meals to help us on our way. I feel fortunate that I was on the receiving end of a lot of heartfelt hugs. Just know that the people of Western Kentucky are humbled by your generosity and I wish I could share those hugs with you all. Have a blessed Christmas and thank you for being what all Americans should be. Another quick thank you to Martin County Veterans Memorial board of directors for their unwavering support. ... See MoreSee Less
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Two more hours to go today at the Vererans Memorial here in Fairmont. We have collected about a trailer of bedding , clothes , non perishable foods, and over $5000 for tornado victims in the central part of our country. We will be here from 8 AM tomorrow until 5PM collecting more money and items to help our fellow Americans. For those who gave today, thank you. Hope we see everyone else tomorrow. ... See MoreSee Less
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