Veterans Memorial & Park History
In January of 2001, then Mayor Henry Burrows, a member of Post 106, introduced a City Council Resolution to designate a property downtown in Seymour for the purpose of erecting a Veterans Memorial. In 2003 then Mayor Harold Pingel introduced a Resolution to create an Ad Hoc Committee to design and submit a Veterans Memorial and Park site plan. The Committee was made up of; Don Reed, Russ Hanseter, Cliff Dembroski, Harold Henn, and Harvey Schroeder, all members of Post 106, Dorothy Steward of Auxiliary Unit 106, Mike Lardnois an Eagle Scout, and Judy Schuette, the City Council representative. The design plan was accepted and fund-raising began. Support from the community of Seymour and surrounding area was overwhelming. Bids for development of the site were accepted in October of 2005 and construction began. Elexco of Seymour donated all labor for the underground placement of electrical wires and footings for the monuments, wall for recognition of donor plaques, and the paths for paver bricks honoring local veterans. Three stainless flag poles were donated, as were three granite benches. Glen Linsmeyer Construction donated labor for the brick recognition wall. The dedication of the Memorial and Park took place on Memorial Day May 29, 2006. This accomplishment is testimony that a small community can work together, and that people are willing to sacrifice to support, and erect a fitting memorial and park to honor its veterans. It all started with Henry Burrows a member of Post 106.

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