Fremont Veterans Memorial Park

FREMONT VETERANS PARK

FREMONT VETERANS PARK

FREMONT VETERANS PARK

FREMONT
VETERANS
PARK


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



    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 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
    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
    Jim Pomrenke
    Joyce A. Hill
    Joyce H. Winfield, Forever Heroes Author
    Loraine Smith
    Magnus, LLC
    Marilyn Jessen and Dave Jessen
    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
    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


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