The Veterans Memorial of Boone County was conceived in 1995 when H.B. Deatherage, a Viet Nam veteran, was deeply moved by the fact that veterans in Boone County had no place to heal wounds and memories of war. The names and etchings were brought to the forefront with beautiful black granite, making up the memorial honoring WWI, WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, and the most recent “War on Terror.” The sacred ground has six fully lit flagpoles, including ground lights. It also has a Congressional Medal of Honor granite bench honoring Charles Fleek, who was killed in Viet Nam, and four additional granite benches.

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