After years of planning, fundraising, organizing and finally construction, Walton County’s veterans now have a permanent memorial honoring their service and sacrifice. In a moving ceremony on Friday, the newly completed Walton County Veterans Memorial was dedicated and the ribbon was cut on a park that is now open to all residents to visit. It is located at the Government Buildings on Hammond Street in Monroe.
In an emotional speech, Walton County Commission Chairman Kevin Little expressed his regret that Joe Jackson, the veteran whose dream it was to bring such a memorial to Walton County, did not live to see his dream realized. Click or tap on this link for the story in Walton Living Magazine that chronicles the beginning of the dream up until now when it finally became a reality and watch the Youtube video below with photographs of Friday’s ceremony completing the dedication.