From Concept to Reality-In February of 2011, the Stark County Veterans Association started its fundraising efforts. The Stark County Memorial honors all heroes, locally and across North America, who lived, fought, and died for their country. The Stark County Veterans deserved a memorial in honor of their service, and this memorial is a lasting tribute to them. This allows their families, friends and fellow service men and women an area to gather and reflect on what it means to serve.
The memorial recognizes the more than 7000 Stark County veterans , from all branches of the military, from the Spanish American War to present day.
6 months to build
11 black and granite tablets
Solid Black PG Certified® Premium black granite tabletsLinda Little, whose father and husband are veterans, designed and sculpted the beautiful bronze statue saluting the Park, Memorial and all that this represents. Linda, Kathy and Dave Logosz were then in contact with PG in regards to becoming their partner in the granite portion of this beautiful memorial. There are a total of 11 PG Certified Premium Black Granite Tablets. They each measure 8' x 4.5' and are 6" thick, all polished top and sides.
On the front center memorial granite tablet is a PGHD™ laser etching of the Statue of Liberty and five military insignias representing the different military branches. On the front of the 10 PG Premium Black Granite tablets, are the names of the over 7000 military service men and women from Stark County, ND. On the backs of each of the PG Premium Black Granite tablets are quotes from past United States Presidents and Military leaders.
June 2011In February 2011 the committee started its fundraising efforts.
In June of 2011, Nathalie McAuley of PG was in contact with the sculptor Mrs. Linda Little of the saluting soldier about the vision the committee had for the Stark County Veterans Memorial.
July 2013Groundbreaking Ceremony
"Things are coming along very well on this end. Our engineering firm has drawn the design. We have contractors lined up for land grading, concrete work, and electrical" Dave Logosz In July the committee and volunteers held ground breaking ceremonies, which was a tremendous success!
September 2013PG started collecting information for the pieces
The initial design went from Linda Little's statue and 5 - 8' x 4.5' x 6" tablets, to 11 tablets, and nearly 7000 names that all had to be laid out and verified with hours of graphic work form our PG graphics department. Prior to the final shipment, The Stark County Veterans Committee sold 14 custom PG Certified and PGHD™ laser etched Black Granite Reflection Benches to sponsors, wrapping up their fundraising efforts.
October 4th 2015The unveiling and ceremony
What our clients had to say:
The comments and congratulations we have received for this memorial have been unbelievable. Many tears have been shed, and old Army buddies have run into each other!
This monument stands as a tribute to our local veterans, and it has already become a major focal point in Dickinson. This would not have been possible without your help. Please pass on our appreciation to your staff and craftsmen.
In deep gratitude,