A local group including Warren Robinson, Billy Mauldin, and Deber Rhodes are working with the City of Lenox for a new “Lenox Veterans Memorial Park.” This tribute to America’s Veterans will be located on a tract of land next to the Lenox Post Office in the heart of town and will be easily accessible to all citizens and visitors.
The group fundraising for the planned park are selling raffle tickets for a 20 Gauge over and under American Tactical Calvary rifle. The price is $10 for one or three for $25. This beautiful gun will make someone a nice Christmas gift.
They will have a table set up at the Lean-Ox Festival on Nov. 17 and 18 to sell the tickets, or you can text Deber Rhodes at 229-402-6269 or get them from City Hall. Thank you in advance for contributing to the worthy cause.
The drawing of the winning ticket will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 18, 2023, at Lenox City Hall. The winner does not have to be present to win.
The Veterans Park organizers envision a serene and beautiful park that serves as a lasting tribute to our veterans, a place where families, friends, and future generations can gather to reflect, pay respects, and learn about the rich history of our nation’s military. This park will be a symbol of gratitude and a reminder of the sacrifices made by our heroes.
What the Veterans Park will offer:
• Tranquil and well-maintained green spaces for relaxation and contemplation.
• The floor will be covered with brick pavers inscribed with a veteran’s information about his/her service.
• A restored Huey helicopter on display, serving as a powerful reminder of the valor and bravery of our veterans.
• A beautiful fountain, representing the eternal gratitude and respect we hold for our servicemen and women.
• Educational displays and exhibits to educate visitors about the history and significance of our armed forces.
• A central gathering area for ceremonies, events, and patriotic celebrations.
• Walking paths and benches to foster a sense of community and provide a peaceful environment for visitors.
If you would like to make a donation or learn more about the fundraising efforts, please private message Warren Robinson or Billy Mauldin on Facebook, or contact Lenox City Hall at 229-546-4252 for more details.
The Lenox Veterans Park Committee is busy selling memorial brick pavers to be laid in the new park, Warren Robinson stated. “Don’t miss this opportunity to pay lasting tribute to a veteran from your family or have your family’s name engraved on one. This park is not limited to the Lenox area but to anyone who values the freedoms made possible by our veterans. The price of a brick is $100. To purchase one, just private message me [on Facebook], and we’ll get it done.”
A GoFundMe page also has been set up in support of the Veterans Memorial Park.
If you have skills in landscaping, construction, or event planning, the Veterans Park organizers would be grateful for your assistance: “Join our dedicated team of volunteers, and help us bring this project to life.
We believe that a Veterans Park is not just a physical space, but a testament to the valor, sacrifice, and patriotism that our veterans represent. Let’s come together as a community and show our gratitude for those who have served and protected our great nation.
“Thank you for your support, generosity, and commitment to our veterans. With your help, we can create a lasting legacy that will honor them for generations to come.
“Together, let’s build a Veterans Park that our heroes deserve!”
Robinson noted that he will be placing flags for Veterans in the Lenox City Cemetery on Friday, Nov. 10, at 3 p.m. “Everyone is invited to join me, and I will have plenty of flags,” he said.