VINCENNES, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Thanks to the Vincennes City Council Veteran’s Recognition Committee, a flagpole, along with an American flag and an eternal flame candle monument have been donated to a local cemetery.
The Memorial Park Cemetery in Vincennes now has a location for the public, and specifically veterans to visit and honor those who have served.
The memorial is designed for those who served and their spouses. An inscription on the monument reads: “In honor and memory of all men and women who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America to preserve our freedom.”
The committee consists of Air Force veteran, Dan Ravellette, along with Army veteran, John Stangle, and Councilman Brian Grove, whose father served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Several organizations helped to support this project including Vincennes Mayor, Joe Yochum, the Vincennes City Council, the Vincennes City Cemetery Board, Cemetery Superintendant, Danny Wilson, Vincennes Welding, Vincennes Monument Company, and Cemetery employee, Ryan Fairhurst.