About $1,000 has been raised, said Village Trustee Russ Ruzanski, who is part of the villages veterans committee.
As part of this years budget, the village has allocated $40,000 to help get the project off the ground.
However, it will cost $150,000 for the first phase of the project, Ruzanski
The goal this year is to raise enough money to get started, Ruzanski
It will be a lot of work, a lot of shoe leather, Ruzanski
Well try to get businesses involved, as well.
said presentations have been made to Rotary clubs and local banks about making contributions to the project.
The committee also plans to promote the memorial at the villages outdoor concert series, junior eagle events, at the annual Rotary Ribfest and the Summer Sunset Festival.
Hopefully this summer were going to take a big divot out of that amount, Ruzanski
said the memorial will include a brick walking path around the Village Hall and a curved wall, with five granite pieces representing different branches of military service.
Its kind of in its infancy, but we want to move it along, and really go leaps and bounds this year if we can, Ruzanski
Committee members also plan to sell bricks and benches for people to memorialize specific veterans, Ruzanski
Theres not a lot of places in this area for people to go to and honor their veterans, Ruzanski