Fremont Veterans Memorial Park

FREMONT VETERANS PARK

FREMONT VETERANS PARK

FREMONT VETERANS PARK

FREMONT
VETERANS
PARK

Fremont Memorial Day Ceremony

May 28th, 11:00 am
Memorial Park Eternal Flame

Patriotic Music by Bobby Fig & Dana Strong
Guest Speaker: Josh Marreel

The foundation has been laid. And the project is underway. Progress is being made on the Veterans Park in front of Sidner Ice Arena with plans for completion at the end of May. But more community support is being sought.

“We’re still in great need of donor support to finish the project,” said Chris Madsen, Veteran Park chairman. “We still have a goal of having an opening ceremony on Memorial Day in May, but to meet that goal we need the whole community’s support.” Last summer, Madsen, who with Vern Gibson co-chairs the Fremont Avenue of Flags, announced plans for the park. Madsen is working with local veterans groups to raise funds to construct the park. “Every commander of every veterans group is part of the committee and all veteran groups are part of this project,” Madsen said. “They’ve all been to the meetings. Our committee is fully backed by every veterans group in the community.” Madsen said the park will honor all those who have served, are now serving or who will serve this country. Kent Adams Construction in Fremont has completed the foundations and sidewalks for the project. Funding for the project will come from donations from businesses, organizations and private individuals as well as from the sales of veterans’ tiles.

The park will include several features. A hexagon monument will be in the center. The monument will include pictures and information about conflicts and wars in which the United States has been involved. The photographs and graphics will be etched into the black granite monument with a laser. Also included will be six monoliths. Each monolith will represent a branch of the military and will include pictures and symbols, Madsen said.

A statue — to be lighted at night — will be situated in the oval-shaped memorial. The statue will depict a soldier holding a folded American flag and kneeling at what’s called a Battle Cross — a cross with a fallen soldier’s boots, helmet and rifle. The oval-shaped memorial will be west of the Eternal Flame, which is on a concrete island. Flags representing each of the six branches of the military are on that island. The memorial also has an American flag. Memory tiles will be displayed at the base of this flag and in an area between the flag and the Eternal Flame.

On the opposite end of the Eternal Flame, near Military Avenue, will be a “Liberty Island.” It will include a granite-shaped star coming out of the ground. Behind that will be one monolith featuring a laser-etched depiction of the Statue of Liberty. Near that will be a monolith with a depiction of the Liberty Bell. Three types of veterans’ tiles will be available for purchase. Veterans need not be deceased to have a tile purchased in their honor. The veterans can be from anywhere. Current military personnel can purchase a tile, too. When their end date occurs, it can be added later. One type of tile will include the service person’s name, branch of service, years served, which conflict/war they served in, if they were a prisoner of war and/or if the person was killed in action.

The second type will include this information, plus the veteran’s photo. A third type — the website tile — will have the information and photograph along with a scan-able quick reference (QR) barcode that will link to the veteran’s own personal webpage, which can be updated with information and photographs for years to come. “It’s basically a living tribute,” Madsen said. Tiles range in price from $100 to $200. Paper copies of the order forms can be found on the second floor of the city municipal building on Military Avenue, the Dodge County Courthouse and at several local banks. “We’ve had a great response on the veterans’ tiles, but we have lots of room for many more,” Madsen said.

Donations for construction of the Veterans Park are being accepted. Checks should be made payable to Fremont Avenue of Flags, in care of Veterans Park. The checks can be mailed to: Fremont Avenue of Flags, Attn: Veterans’ Park, P.O. Box 532, Fremont, NE 68025. Donations also may be made via this webpage. Madsen said donations are tax deductible. Names of all donors will be listed on this webpage, no matter what their donation. Those who donate $500 or more will be listed on a donor wall in the park as well as the website.

Madsen said a billboard requesting support for the veterans’ park with contact information is scheduled to go up on 23rd and Bell streets.

“We’re still forging ahead with the project,” Madsen said. “We’re going to meet our goals, but to do that we — the committee — are really looking forward to all the community to support it.”


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The Veterans Park

Local veteran’s groups are working together to construct a Veterans Park to honor our nation’s veterans. The park will have a monument dedicated to each branch of service as well as the flag of each military branch. Donors will be recognized on a donor wall and kiosk within the park.

Funds Needed to Complete


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Donations are tax deductible. Our 501(c)(3)
Non-Profit numbers is: 45-5359560

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Donation Levels

HONOR
$499 and below (Website Only)
FREEDOM
$500 to $999
LIBERTY
$1,000 to $4,999
VALOR
$5,000 to $14,999
EAGLE
$15,000 to $34,999
STARS & STRIPES
$35,000 to $49,999
PATRIOT
$50,000 and Over


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Checks should be made payable to:
Fremont Avenue of Flags
C/O Veterans Park
Mail to: Fremont Avenue of Flags
P.O. Box 532
Fremont, NE 68025


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HONOR

A and B Emken
American Baptist Men-First Baptist Church
Barb Wilder
Bernard Harms
Betty J Christensen
Brenda & Steven Ray
Carolyn M. Bales and Judith J. Main
Cathy Ross
Christensen Lumber, LLC
D&T Shirtified
Dale Guilliatt
Dan Nelson
Dave Proctor
Daves Drive In Liquier, Inc
David Heywood
Dawn Koehlmoos
Dolores Bang
Doris Boettner
Douglas S. Rasmussen
Ellen Haskins
Ellen M Haskins
Fred & Dorothy McCoy
Fremont Antique Car Club, Inc
Gayle Doran
Gerald and Karen Indra
Gerald F Max
Glenn and Nancy Ellis
Greg Sampson
Harlan Benjamin
Harlan E. Boston
Home Furnishings, Inc.
Hopkins Law Office, LLC
Howard Krasne
In Honor of Gerald C Johnson
In Memory of Richard Vitters
In Memory of Sherry Wolter
Janet K. Thurman
Jay Schroeder
Jeanette Muhle
Joanne E. Miller
Joe & Carolyn Bales
Joel & Janet Jelkin
Judy Rosenberg
Karen and Leslie Domina
Kay M Brown
Ken Oberschulte
Larry E. Hansen
Lynne and Chris Walz
Marilyn Kock
Martin F. and Jacqueline Koolen
Marvin & Peggy Iverson
Mary B Siebler
Mary’s Circle First United Methodist Church
Maurice (Molly) Rainey
Melvin H. Schwanke
Merritt and Gloria Andreasen
Milton J. Emry
Mullen Irrigation, INC
Nancy Weitzenkamp
Nicholas J. and Cheryl Lamme
Nina Kavich
Nye R. Snyder
Peace Luthern Church
Physicians Insurance A Mutual Company
Raising Cane’s
Robert Buresh
Roy & Denise McDonald
Steven & Debra Jacobsen
Steven W. Ray
Tamera Haugaard
Terry J. House
Todd Schueth
United Way
Virgil Clark
William & Katherine Rhea

FREEDOM

Alan D. Strong
Amy Brannon
Broad Street Revue
Dale R. Milligan
Daubert Contstruction Co.
David and Gayle Irwin
David L. Reese Family
Dodge County Title & Escrow Co., LLC
Dorothy and Fredrick McCoy
Drs. Gerry & Rhonda Gdowski
Fred Mytty
Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce
Fremont Marine Corps League
Gaylen Dorau and Family
George and Nancy Gillespie
Hormel Community Committee
In Memory of Greg Brouillette
Jim Pomrenke
Joyce A. Hill
Joyce H. Winfield, Forever Heroes Author
Loraine Smith
Magnus, LLC
Marilyn Jessen and Dave Jessen
Mervin Boshult
Moostash Joe tours, INC
Nye Health Services
Platte Valley Equipment, LLC.
Randy Brewer, USMC Retired
Reuben Dupsky and Family
Richard and Deanna Schlenz and Family
Richard B. Harrison
Robert & Janice Yanke
Robert Elrod
Ronald & Lillian Harms
Scott Getzschman
Shiloh Center LLC
Silver Dollar Lounge
The Larry R. Thompson Family
VFW Auxilary 854 Larson Peterson
Wiese Plumbing and Exacvating, Inc.
WRL, LLC
Yost, Schafersman, Lamme, Hillis, Mitchell, Schulz & Harmann, PC

LIBERTY

American Legion Auxiliary Unit #20
Bernie and Lynn Mruz
Buffalo Wild Wings
Charlie Jansen
Cost of Discipleship Foundation
DAV Post 13 – Joseph C.H. Bales
Dean Hodges and Family
Deb and Paul Parkert
Don Peterson and Associates
Duane O. Brand
First United Methodist Church
Fremont Area Big Give
Fremont Area Community Foundation BIG GIVE
Getzschman Heating, LLC
In Memory of Daryl Janssen
Jeremy Guenthner
Kelly Klosure
Lloyd & Betty Brooks
McClain Family
Neilsen Baumert Engineering
Norma and John Register
Pinnacle Bank in Honor of Bruce Nelson
Robert E Roesch, D.D.S
Robert L. Hoesing
Stanley and Arlene Vyhlidal
The Family and Friends of Carolyn M. Bales
Trinity Lutheran Church – Run for the Warriors
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #397
Wesley & Katheryn Howe
Wesley and Arlene Conklin and Family

VALOR

Alton and Lois Crook Family
American Legion Post 20
City of Fremont Keno Funds
Dillions
Dodge County Visitors Bureau
First National Bank
Fremont Electric, Inc.
Gene Steffy
RTG
Sid Dillon Chevrolet-Fremont, INC
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Larson-Peterson Post 854

EAGLE

Dale E. Olson
Eagle Distributing
First State Bank
Fremont Community Foundation
Pinnacle Bank

STARS & STRIPES

PATRIOT

FCC Trucking
Robert Daughtry Foundation


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