Kenesaw Memorial Fundraising

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Residents of the south-central Nebraska city of Kenesaw are raising money to pay for a memorial honoring military veterans and volunteer firefighters.

The Hastings Tribune reports Pat Jacobsen, a longtime firefighter with the Kenesaw Volunteer Fire Department, is organizing the effort.

The proposed memorial would be built on property donated to the fire department by the Adams County Bank.

A committee has been formed and has selected a proposed memorial that includes four black tablets positioned on a concrete base. Three of the tablets would include etchings with symbols representing the branches of military service. An image honoring Kenesaw firefighters would be etched on the final tablet.

The memorial's centerpiece would be a tower featuring a bell once used by the fire department.

Cost is estimated at $40,000.

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