Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1129 met recently to advance plans for a new Cheatham County (Tenn.) Veterans Memorial Park. The park will honor Cheatham County natives who served in all U.S. conflicts, and “Salute their service, honor their memory, and remember the price they paid for our freedoms and liberties,” the chapter says.
To be located near the Cheatham County Public Library, the site will include a memorial wall honoring those who lost their lives in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, the Gulf wars and Afghanistan.
Graphic designer Ti Rogers presented a rendering of the wall, which was approved unanimously. The estimated cost of the project is expected to be about $200,000. “As soon as we get the funds, we will get things under way,” chapter member Walter Weakley told he Cheatham County Exchange. “And we’ve had several people contact us to volunteer their services.”