Editorial: Grand undertaking greatly appreciatedVeteran David Logosz has had something on his mind for 30 years. With the help of the community, the weight of what he considers a long-overdue project will be lifted in a year or two as a group is working to build a veterans memorial in Dickinson.
Veteran David Logosz has had something on his mind for 30 years. With the help of the community, the weight of what he considers a long-overdue project will be lifted in a year or two as a group is working to build a veterans memorial in Dickinson.
It’s time Dickinson had a memorial to honor its veterans, and those working out the details deserve recognition for the time they are putting into a very worthwhile project.
Planning has just begun, which means there is plenty of time for the community to get involved.
Stark County has a history of honoring its vets and there is no better time to have a standing monument.
Communities across the region have grand memorials or simple stone slabs near flagpoles to give homage to those who have given so much for this country.
Dunn County completed a most-impressive memorial in November. It took about two years and is magnificent. About 1,400 names were engraved at completion with room for additions. This is truly an inspiring monument. Those who worked on it are also giving some direction to those in Dickinson taking on this project.
Logosz and veteran Cal Lundberg are spearheading Dickinson’s project.
There are many details to work out and no doubt it’s an awesome undertaking to locate and gather all of the veterans’ names.
It is estimated that 7,000 veterans will be honored, beginning with those who fought in the Spanish-American War.
The memorial will combine granite panels with statues and be designed in a way to allow additional names as time goes on.
How we take care of our veterans is a true reflection of how we honor them.
We encourage involvement in this grand project as there is never too much that can be done to honor a veteran.
If you can’t help out with this endeavor, it never hurts to offer your support in other ways, as simple as a “thank you.”
Flying a flag in your yard is the least you can do.
Dickinson Press Publisher Harvey Brock and Managing Editor Jennifer McBride make up The Dickinson Press Editorial Board. E-mail Brock at firstname.lastname@example.org or McBride at email@example.com.