Montgomery Veterans Project
Montgomery, Part IV: The unique way this Minnesota town
honors its veterans, plus a haven for some...
[ Minnesota Prairie Roots: Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling ]
PRESS RELEASE: Montgomery Messenger Website, December 6, 2012
Legion to takeover Veteran's Project
One of the many projects that were coordinated by the Mobilize Montgomery office was the Montgomery Veteran’s Project that displays veterans’ photographs and stories on business storefronts and at the Montgomery Veteran’s Memorial Park.
To promote patriotism and to honor those who have served our country through military service, the Montgomery American Legion Post 79 has taken on the project.
In order to defray the cost of producing the memorials that includes printing, cost of frames and the cost of display cases, a $25 donation is suggested.
Checks should be made out the American Legion Post 79 MVP (Montgomery Veteran's Project).
When you make a donation to this project, you will also receive a copy of the memorial. Ed Keogh, one of the project’s organizers, said they will try to display families together as best they can. He also noted that families should make a note on the order form as to where they would like to have their memorial displayed.
All pictures up to 8x11 in size that are submitted will be returned as soon as they are scanned into a computer and adjusted to fit in the memorial’s size.
Keogh added if people need assistance with the form’s information they can contact him at home at 507-346-5685 or on his cell phone at 952-334-2128.
“I am willing to meet with anyone to assist them with their memorial,” he said.
Montgomery Veteran’s Memorial forms and pictures can be dropped off at American Legion Post 79 or contact the co-chairs Keogh or James Slavik.
PRESS RELEASE: 27 October, 2011, Mobilize Montgomery, Inc.
Honoring Veterans Every Day
What started as the brainchild of one man, John Grimm, has been captured and embraced by a community. In warm weather, residents and visitors stroll the streets and read the stories of our veterans. Their stories will not be lost but be treasured by future generations.
In addition to the Veterans Tributes, a large community flag (20’x30’) on a 70-foot pole has been added in the downtown area from contributions throughout the community and beyond. The flag symbolizes the dedication and bravery of our community’s veterans and service people. Also from Highway 13 along Boulevard Avenue, a Patriot Corridor has been established but not yet completed. American flags line both sides of the boulevard and the beginning of First Street N. These projects are being coordinated by Mobilize Montgomery, Inc., a local non-profit organization.
American Legion Post #79 is constructing a beautiful
This year celebrate Veterans Day, any day in Montgomery - the town that remembers.