Third monument is placed in honor of area veterans

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Leachville Mayor Sheila Spurlock placed a wreath at the Buffalo Island Veterans Park on Friday, Veterans' Day, in honor of all veterans.

Leachville Mayor Shelia Spurlock places a wreath at the Veterans' Park in honor of all veterans.

The third monument with names of area veterans was placed earlier in the week.

Maryln Looney, park committee member, said there were delays in getting the stone from Italy but she was pleased it arrived in time for Veterans' Day.

The park is a tribute to all of the veterans throughout the Buffalo Island area.

Names can still be engraved on the back of the new monument.

Engraving is $70 a name and plans are to have the additions made twice a year.

Forms are available at city hall or from committee members.

"We have had a lot of visitors to the park," Mayor Spurlock said. "We hear a lot of good comments."

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