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Vermont understands the sacrifices made by every man and woman, both home and abroad, who has endured in the name of their country. The plan has been designed for this to happen in South Burlington, and we need your help to make it happen. We all agree:
It's About Time.
Any assistance you’re able to contribute will bring us that much closer to making this a reality! We hope you can help us honor those who have fallen in the line of duty and celebrate the lives of those who currently serve. Please watch our video showing how much South Burlington cares about our veterans, join our discussion on Facebook, and donate to the construction efforts.
The memorial will be raised in Dorset Park, South Burlington and will consist of three separate structures placed around a "Pathway of Honor" to venerate the veterans of all wars and create a place to provide a meaningful experience to visitors.
The first commemorative is a larger-than-life dog tag designed by local artist Kirk Williams, and is made of stainless steel. The inscription reads, "A Pathway of Honor for Veterans of all Wars."
The second memorial is a 10-foot steel cylinder, the product of South Burlington resident and designer, Robert Vogel. The theaters of wars have been carved out in large letters around the column, and with sunlight or an evening spotlight, the letters reflect on the stone base.
The third and final monument was created by Bianchi Stone Crafters in Essex. It is a granite structure featuring the American Eagle emblem, as well as brass insignias of all the branches of service. The inscription reads:
DEDICATE THIS MEMORIAL TO ALL
VETERANS WHO HAVE SERVED THEIR
COUNTRY WITH HONOR
ALL GAVE SOME, SOME GAVE ALL