Posted: Aug 14, 2012 9:16 PM by Dennis Bragg - KPAX News
Updated: Aug 14, 2012 9:17 PM
HAMILTON- The Bitterroot Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America say its still not too late to help contribute to completion of the new Veterans' Monument.
Tuesday morning was another major milestone for the project, on the north side of Hamilton, as some of the largest final stones were placed on the monument.
The three huge granite stones, weighing more than a ton apiece, form the center of the monument, carrying both messages of tribute to those who served, and reminders of the camaraderie of serving overseas.
That means all of the major pieces are now in place, although there's a lot of finishing work left to do before the monument is dedicated on Veterans Day this coming November.
The group is still taking sponsorships and donations to fund the placement of more names, said Ron Milam with Vietnam Veterans of America.
"We're in the development of another wall already," he said. "We have hundred names to develop that wall, so that's in the process. Our POW/MIA wall is in the process also. We're holding off a bit for it and as soon as we get more names we'll have that engraved. And that's a continual process as long as the project lasts. For my lifetime or more."
Click here for more information about the memorial, located just off U.S. Highway 93 South, north of Hamilton.