(Ferdinand)–Fanfare, tears and solemn remembrance were shared Memorial Day in Ferdinand as the Veterans Memorial was unveiled and dedicated.
The Veterans Memorial now stands as a salute to service men and women who have served or are serving our country through the Armed Forces. The memorial was a dream of Leon Weyer of Ferdinand and with the support of the community became a reality. Hundreds attended the dedication Memorial Day on the north side of Ferdinand. The monument stands on the east side of 162 and also serves as a welcome to Ferdinand as well in cooperation with the Ferdinand Chamber of Commerce. The Ferdinand American Legion Post 124 hosted the event.
The memorial features a large granite monument thanking all U.S. veterans and five small monuments representing the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Air Force. Three flags fly over the memorial…the U.S. Flag, the Indiana state flag and the black P.O.W./ M.I.A. flag. At the base of the main monument is a stone engraved with the words “All gave some, some gave all”.
The Veterans Memorial in Ferdinand is now open to the public and is a place of sacred honor for reflection, remembrance, and ceremony.