Avon Veterans Memorial Includes War on Terror Tribute

The City of Avon will be dedicating its new Veterans Memorial on Saturday, September 14 at 10 a.m.

The memorial is located in the park behind the Fire Department (36185 Detroit Road) and next to the Avon Aquatic Facility.

The dedication completes a project that started almost two years ago. “We are very proud of this memorial and hope it serves as a place of quiet reflection to honor those that sacrificed so much for the freedom we enjoy today,” reports the office of Mayor Bryan Jensen.

The memorial brings a dramatic and moving statement to the community. Not only does the monument represent six major wars, starting with World War I, it memorializes three hometown military veterans who lost their lives in service to the country – David F. Schneider (‘65), John M. Barelka (‘80) and Patrick E. Smith, Jr. (‘65).

In addition to tributes to those who served in WWI. WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf and Iraq, the memorial also uniquely honors those who serve in the War on Terror. A marker central to the layout states, “Honoring All Those Who Have Served in Defense of Our Country.”

All are welcome to attend the dedication.

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