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Northeast Montana Veterans Memorial

Northeast Montana Veterans Memorial Update Fall, 2015

 


The Northeast Montana Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. was incorporated in 2013, after two years of extensive background work for one purpose: To promote, develop and fund, design, build and maintain a world class veterans memorial for nine Northeast Montana Counties.

It is located in the center of Fort Peck on land the Town of Fort Peck transferred to the Northeast Montana Veterans Memorial by permanent easement.

Construction began on phase #1 of the Memorial in May 2015. Phase #1 includes all preliminary surveys, soil tests, architecture, design and construction engineering, entries and flat work, the main monument, entry sign, flagpoles, vigil area foundations, basic electric, irrigation, sod, trees, shrubs, an eagle sculpture on an entry kiosk and 10 Walls of Honor.

LSC Contractors of Fort Peck is building the Memorial and the Fort Peck office of Interstate Engineering provided the engineering, with professional input from Norval Electric, G&D Electric, Mike Kaiser Associates, and Fossum Ready Mix. Aakres of Green Grass and Mogan Lawn Service plan to irrigate and sod the site, weather permitting. DBA Architects of Minneapolis created the design. Volunteers have planned and directed the project. There are no hired employees.

To date individual, organization, professional and business donations have funded the project through the sale of Wall of Honor tiles, raffles, and general fundraisers. Grant applications are pending. There has been no budgeted government funding.

The By Laws establishing up to a nine-member Board of Directors were approved in 2012. We are encouraging Board of Director applications at this time. Board members may reside in any northeast Montana county.

The Memorial is a qualified 501(c)19, as a non-profit for tax- deductible contributions. The Montana Legislature passed HB 0578 in the 2015 session requiring that the Northeast Montana Veterans Memorial Park in Fort Peck be designated on official Montana State Maps. With the exception of landscaping, work was completed on Phase #1 in November of 2015.

The Memorial will be dedicated on the day before Memorial Day, 2016.

Northeast Montana Veterans Memorial

PO Box 202

Glasgow, Montana 59230

406-228-2223

http://www.veteransmt.org

 

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