Ground is broken for new veterans memorial in St. Charles

Veterans of all ages and every branch will be remembered in St. Charles with a new memorial.

The city broke ground today on its first veterans memorial. The display will include 9 flag poles, a pair of granite monuments and granite donor pavers along the sidewalks.

The St. Charles Vets Memorial Committee says it’s important for every community to be able to honor their veterans.

“Respect for the veterans is something that should not be forgotten. Had we not had veterans to serve for well over a couple hundred years it’s hard to say what kind of country we would really have,” said St. Charles Vets Memorial Committee Chair Kenneth Bloom.

Any veteran honorably discharged from the military can donate for one of those memorial pavers. You can donate to the project on the St. Charles Veterans Memorial website.

The group is planning to open and dedicate the new memorial in late August.

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