In 2006, the village of Sheridan, Ill., approved the construction of a veterans memorial. The first phase consisted of a flagpole and an American flag. After a number of phases over the last six years, we are now entering the memorial’s completion. The last two items will be a 4’ wide, 6’8”-high stone monument and we're contemplating an artillery piece.
The post helped to organize raffles and garner donations. The park is public-funded. The whole community is pretty proud of it.
We have a large amount of veterans here, and an awful lot of veterans in our cemeteries, so it’s important. The memorial is a beautiful thing. We get “oohs” and “ahs” from all over the area.