July 8th marked the completion of renovations to the Community Veteran’s Memorial started last fall as Eagle Scout Candidate Christian Micetich’s community service project. Christian planned the improvements, raised money and solicited donated labor and material, for improvements to the Memorial including new sidewalks, coating the memorial base, and the installation of two additional black granite panels on the south face of the Memorial to accommodate additional veterans’ names.
This project was supported by St. Juvin Post 1336 Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion Post 796, Coal City Community School District #1, local businesses, and the entire community. The High School conducted a Military Appreciation Night at last year’s home opener football game with the sale of memento T-shirts and other schools donated the profits from the sales of red, white and blue popsicles to the Community Veteran’s Memorial Fund held at the First Midwest Bank’s Coal City Branch.
Many individuals made contributions and Morris Granite donated the labor and materials needed to install the new panels purchased with funds raised by Christian.
The members of St. Juvin Post and the Coal City American Legion Post want to thank all who pitched in to bring this project to a successful conclusion.