On the drive into Hale Center, residents and visitors are welcomed by a beautiful monument.
The Area Veterans Memorial Wall was dedicated in 2003 and was the pet project of Eugene Heath and his late wife, Janie. The Heaths’ hope was to honor and remember the deeds of local servicemen.
The monument is nestled on top of a plaza with flags donated by the Heaths flying overhead. The original plan was to carve about 150 names on to the wall, but the project grew to include 600 names of people who served the nation.
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