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 Fenton Freedom Park will soon have the addition of a new Veteran’s Memorial. The Veteran’s Memorial at Fenton Freedom Park will commemorate United States veterans from our local community and beyond. The memorial is currently in the initial development phase, with an expected completion date of Veterans Day, which is Wednesday, Nov. 11 this year.

 The Veteran’s Memorial at Fenton Freedom Park, located within the triangle of W. Shiawassee Avenue, W. Elizabeth Street and Park Street, will consist of a pathway, complete with memorial bricks, a statue and a commemorative wall. An additional area will have seven flags, each representing a branch of the U.S. military. A sponsor area also will be featured.

 Fenton Freedom Park is an 1837 City of Fenton Historic Site. Civil War troops originally used the public square for town meetings and mustered at this location before they headed off to battle. The park has long been a place of remembrance to honor those who have served from our local community and it is important to honor and celebrate the members of our military who have fought for our American freedoms.

  Small and large memorial bricks placed in the Veteran’s Memorial at Fenton Freedom Park can now be purchased by filling out an order form by going online or stopping by Fenton City Hall, 301 S. LeRoy St., Fenton. The name, branch, rank and years of service will be engraved on the brick.

  Sponsors include: Community Foundation of Greater Flint, City of Fenton Parks Board, Fenton Department of Public Works, Fenton & Linden Regional Chamber of Commerce, Fenton Memorials, Inc., Kerning Advertising, OHM Engineering, and the VFW Post 3243.

 There are various forms of sponsorship. To find out more, contact Veteran’s Memorial at Fenton Freedom Park Chair, Pat Lockwood at (810) 516-9480, or email her at lockwoodpa4@gmail.com. Visit FentonVeteransMemorial.org to learn more about the memorial and to purchase bricks.

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