By: Lee Henwood
An important milestone in the development of the HARE property in Rosemark will be reached on May 28, 2018 when the Rosemark Veteran’s Plaza and Memorial will be dedicated. This represents the culmination of a two year project to raise funds for the Rosemark Telephone Exchange Museum, create a tranquil setting to relax and meet friends, and to honor the sacrifices of our military veterans and their families.
Approximately two years ago HARE initiated a project to sell bricks engraved with the names of military veterans, family members, and supporters. The purpose of the project was to raise funds to move and renovate the Rosemark Telephone Exchange museum and create a veteran’s memorial. The fundraising project has been a success. Approximately 200 bricks have been sold, raising enough funding to build a beautiful brick plaza with an attractive bench and picnic table, as well as two “Gold Star” granite stones engraved with the names of local veterans who sacrificed their lives during WWI and WWII. Additionally, funds raised by this project contributed approximately $13,000.00 to the museum fund.
Everyone is invited to the dedication at 11:00 AM on May 28, 2018. We look forward to seeing you there.