Indian Trail Veterans Memorial Garden
Veterans and their families will soon have a place to gather and reflect on our heroes’ service in Indian Trail.
Crews have officially broken ground on the Indian Trail Veterans Memorial Garden, which will be constructed over the coming months in front of Town Hall at 315 Matthews-Indian Trail Road. The Memorial, which will include seating areas, educational materials, a POW-MIA monument and flags representing every branch of the Armed Forces, will be open to all who wish to come and show their respect to the area’s veterans.
“We see every day the impact our Veterans have on Indian Trail and on the future of our community,” Indian Trail Town Manager Patrick Sadek said. “This project honoring their service and sacrifice is long overdue, and we are honored to be able to make this a reality for them and our residents.”
The project was designed by Indian Trail staff with input from the community and will be constructed by the Indian Trail Public Works Department. A fundraiser golf tournament, held in June and supported by numerous area residents and businesses, raised nearly $18,000 to get the project started.
Community members will be able to continue supporting the project and honor a loved one by purchasing an engraving of the name, date of service and branch of service of a Veteran for $100, with all proceeds benefiting the Memorial. Engravings can be dedicated to current military members or those who have completed their service.
“Our community showed us from the very beginning how eager they were to be involved in this process,” Indian Trail Communications Director Mike Parks said. “This isn’t something that just the Town is doing for our Veterans – people from all across Indian Trail have jumped at the opportunity to show their respect to those who have given so much for us.”
Supporting Construction of the Indian Trail Veterans Memorial Garden
Those interested can purchase an engraving in honor of a loved one to support bringing this worthwhile endeavor to Indian Trail, or become one of our Community Sponsors through a donation. An example of the engravings can be seen in the picture to the left.
Engraving donations start at $100, with all funds raised through the purchase supporting construction of the Memorial. Call 704-821-5401 and ask for Trena Sims, or email TSS@indiantrail.org for more information on making a donation in a loved one's name.
Community members also can donate to sponsor the project, and be included on a Community Sponsors dedication. Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available.
Additionally, a Golf Tournament was held on June 30 at Emerald Lakes to support the project. It was organized by Mayor Pro Tem David Cohn and marked the official beginning of work on the Veterans Memorial. See some photos from the event below.