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Aitkin group seeking donations for memorial

Posted: April 16, 2012 - 7:54pm
Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch Joy Janzen held up a sketch of the proposed Aitkin Area All Veterans Memorial Sunday night during the Persian Gulf Support Group's monthly meeting at the Aitkin VFW. The group is spearheading an effort to construct a permanent memorial to all veterans in front of the Aitkin County Courthouse with a dedication planned for 1:30 p.m. Sunday July 1st at the site. The concrete foundation for the new memorial has already been laid on the courthouse lawn.
Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch Joy Janzen held up a sketch of the proposed Aitkin Area All Veterans Memorial Sunday night during the Persian Gulf Support Group's monthly meeting at the Aitkin VFW. The group is spearheading an effort to construct a permanent memorial to all veterans in front of the Aitkin County Courthouse with a dedication planned for 1:30 p.m. Sunday July 1st at the site. The concrete foundation for the new memorial has already been laid on the courthouse lawn.

AITKIN — The Aitkin Area Persian Gulf support group is asking for donations to support a memorial that would be placed in front of the Aitkin County Courthouse honoring past, present and future veterans. The memorial would be inscribed by Tim Kostal with the Crosby Monument Company.

The memorial will cost $12,000 and Aitkin County has a fund that will take care of the landscaping, lighting and sidewalk. Any individual or group who donates $250 or more will have their names inscribed on the back of the granite memorial. Donations can be mailed to: Aitkin Area Persian Gulf support group, attention Carroll and Joy Janzen, 36208 Deer St., Aitkin, MN 56431.

The support group would like to have the memorial in place by July 1.