Veterans Park Seeking Photos

Family photos like this one will be scanned and copies added to the Wall of Honor.

The Veterans Memorial Park is continuing its hunt for photos of veterans for the Wall of Honor.

“They do not have to be from Columbus County,” said Angela Norris, a park volunteer. “Anyone who served our country, in peace time or war, at home or overseas, has a place on our wall.”

The collection will eventually be displayed in one of the planned buildings at the park. More than 1,400 photos have been submitted of veterans from the 1800s through modern times.

The park currently has a traveling wall that takes up much of one side of the Ferguson Building at the  county fairgrounds. Norris said they hope to soon have a more convenient, more easily portable version.

Photos may be in uniform or out of uniform, Norris said. Originals will be scanned and returned to the family.

Some photos have been donated to the project without clear identification, Norris said.
“Identifying these veterans can be challenging,” Norris said. “We ask that the families provide us with the name and branch and service, and if possible, other information they have, such as where their veteran served and when. The name and service branch are most important, though.”

There is no cost to include a veteran on the wall. call 910.840.3848 for more information.

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