SARCOXIE, Mo. (AP) — Some Sarcoxie veterans are halfway to their goal of raising $22,000 to renovate the town’s Veterans Memorial.
The memorial, dedicated in September 1997, is on the southwest Missouri town’s square, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Joplin Globe reports Cole Cummins, a Vietnam veteran, created a design rendering for the renovation.
The design has the original monument surrounded by eight monoliths that will feature plaques of veterans from all wars.
Flags for the five military branches, the American flag and a prisoner-of-war flag will be displayed.
Sidewalks will connect the original structure with the new additions and offer easier accessibility.
Other features include a granite bench and vegetation around the monument.
Cummins said the group hopes to break ground in the spring.