Fillmore Veterans Memorial Fund project initiated
FILLMORE -- The Fillmore Veterans Memorial Fund project was kicked off at the recent Fillmore Alumni Banquet.
The purpose of the project is to enshrine, in a respectable manner, the names of Fillmore High School graduates and residents who served during World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
Once complete, the names collected will be available for viewing at the Fillmore Elementary School.
The original memorial that was displayed in front of the town hall for many years listed the names of those who served in the two world wars from Fillmore.
Those names have been found, and thanks to records of those who served in Korea and Vietnam, the new memorial will recognize a large number of Fillmore residents.
The Memorial Fund will be managed by the South Putnam Community Education Foundation treasurer Doug Bryan.
The first goal of the project is to raise enough funding to place the names on plaques to secure their memory in history. Other enhancements as to location and attractiveness of the display will be determined by the amount of funds received.
Fillmore residents who served in any of our wars may submit their names or a family member's name or names, along with verification, to Steve Cash.
"If possible," Cash said, "we would like to expand the display to include those residents who have served in wartime since Vietnam as well as recognizing those Fillmore residents who served but did not graduate from Fillmore High School."
For more information on submitting names or donations, persons may contact Steve Cash at 246-6165 or firstname.lastname@example.org.