18,000 Pound Piece Of Granite Dedicated To Veterans At Gage Park

By: Sarah Plake
By: Sarah Plake

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- In honor of those veterans who have given their lives for our freedom, a large memorial was engraved Wednesday and dedicated to those brave people and their families.

The 18,000 pound piece of granite is engraved with different military awards such as the Medal of Honor and the second, third and fourth highest combat awards.

Veterans and current members of the military were present at the engraving.

Coordinators of the dedication program say the granite is one-of-a-kind in its design, and the presentation is just the first of three parts.

Another side, the POW MIA side, has yet to be finished.

To donate to the construction of another statue titled, "Homage," send a tax-deductible donation to:

Gage Park Memorial, Inc.
P.O. Box 750572
Topeka, KS 66675

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email: feedback@wibw.com
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