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Platteville Veteran’s Memorial

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Official Ribbon Cutting for the Veteran’s Honor Roll Memorial was Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 at 10:00 am in City Park.

In July 2009, the Moving Wall Vietnam Veteran Memorial honored Platteville with a four day visit complete with ceremonies, veterans, and volunteers. Such an admirable tribute to our veterans inspired a group of volunteers to plan for Platteville’s own memorial to our local veterans who have served our country, and fought for our freedom. Now, after 18 months of meetings, and the hard work on the part of the Veterans Honor Roll Committee, this inspiration has come to life.

The completed memorial, as illustrated by Susannah Sigwarth, will feature eight 7-foot statues of figures from each of the following: the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World War One, World War Two, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, The Gulf War, and a tribute to the women of war, with room to expand if the need arises. The artist is David Oswald of DWO Fiberglass from Sparta, Wisconsin. He designed and created the figures, each of which is finished with a specialized finishing from DuPont and bronze dust that allows various shades on the surface of the statue. With this finishing, the statues should have a life of several hundred years before they will need to be re-finished. Construction in the City Park for the memorial has begun and will be completed by early summer. Monday October 17th, 2011 from 6:30pm-8pm the Donor Reception and Open House was held at the Jamison Museum. All eight statues will be on display for the first for the community to see. The Dedication Ceremony was be held on Veterans’ Day, November 11, 2011.

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The Revolutionary War Minuteman is sponsored by Thomas Hickey.

The Revolutionary War Minuteman is sponsored by Thomas Hickey.

The Civil War statue is sponsored by Wendell & Peggy Rice, Bill Kloster & Deborah Rice.

The Civil War statue is sponsored by Wendell & Peggy Rice, Bill Kloster & Deborah Rice.

The World War One statue is sponsored by Robert Johns.

The World War One statue is sponsored by Robert Johns.

The World War Two statue is sponsored by Teddy P. Wilkison.

The World War Two statue is sponsored by Teddy P. Wilkison.

The Korean War figure is sponsored by Rita Eversoll.

The Korean War figure is sponsored by Rita Eversoll.

The Vietnam War statute is sponsored by:  The Family of David Bendorf, Dick Bonin, Paul Budden,John Carpenter, John Ducther, Bob Hale, Ron Jaacks,Greg & LuAnn Johnson, Ted Kearns, Dave Kies, Jerry Kopp,  Dave & Marie Langkamp, Gabe Loeffelholz, Doug McPhail, Platteville High School Class of 1969, Platteville High School Class of 1967, Craig Reber, Tom & Renee Sigwarth, Tom Taber & Gary Tuescher.

The Vietnam War statute is sponsored by: The Family of David Bendorf, Dick Bonin, Paul Budden,John Carpenter, John Ducther, Bob Hale, Ron Jaacks,Greg & LuAnn Johnson, Ted Kearns, Dave Kies, Jerry Kopp, Dave & Marie Langkamp, Gabe Loeffelholz, Doug McPhail, Platteville High School Class of 1969, Platteville High School Class of 1967, Craig Reber, Tom & Renee Sigwarth, Tom Taber & Gary Tuescher.

The Persian Gulf War statue was sponsored by Greg & Brenda Banfield

The Persian Gulf War statue was sponsored by Greg & Brenda Banfield

Vet Honor Roll

Vet Honor Roll