PERMANENT REMEMBRANCE

Approximately 150 individuals who served the nation in military service are honored and memorialized on granite blocks adhered to walls at the Pentagon Service memorial located in Oscoda Veterans Memorial Park.

OSCODA – The next phase of improvements for Oscoda Veterans Memorial Park, formally named Veterans Memorial Park of Northeast Michigan, will be etched granite or simulated granite walls on the Pentagon Service Monument depicting military images.

The first one planned is a scene from the Vietnam War, said Rose Mary Nentwig, park chairman. The wall will be approximately 7 feet high by 20 feet long and placed on an outside wall.

Each of the five monument walls will have an etched panel depicting a military scene, as funds are raised to acquire them. Each wall etching costs approximately $25,000 and will be created by  John Bolen of Tawas Bay Etchworks. 

According to Nentwig, half of the cost for the first panel has been raised.

 

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