The Cheatham County Veterans Memorial Park, located off of Highway 49 in Ashland City near the library, is set to be dedicated later this week.
Cheatham County Chapter 1129 of the Vietnam Veterans of America invites the public to attend the dedication ceremony to celebrate the creation of the local memorial honoring Cheatham County veterans.
The ceremony is scheduled for 1PM on May 15, 2021.
Up the Creek will begin playing music at 11:30 AM up until the time of the ceremony.
The project, sitting proudly on 1.6 acres of Cheatham County land, honors local veterans by displaying their names engraved in granite walls surrounding the monuments which will be revealed during the ceremony. Veterans from World War I and II, the Korean War, Vietnam, the modern era, as well as POW's and MIA's are memorialized.
Numerous local businesses have donated thousands of dollars, goods, and services to help make the project a reality. Other area businesses are asked to consider making a donation toward the completion and operation of the park, which is being constructed and paid for entirely though donations. Major sponsors are being acknowledged in the park itself.
"We are honored that both our county and city governments have donated in support of this park, and ask that you consider doing the same, if you haven't already done so," a press release states.
For questions or information on supporting the park with a tax deductible donation, please forward all inquiries and donations to: Veteran's Park, PO. Box 52, Ashland City, TN. 37015.
"Cheatham County veterans wishing to have their name displayed on the "Walls of Veterans" can request a form to do so. We ask that those who can, include a $100 donation to cover engraving costs and to help cover the names of those hundreds of Veterans names from years past who will be listed as well, but no longer have local family members to pay the engraving cost," the release also states.
Veterans are invited to explore membership opportunities within the county: Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 1129, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 6181, American Legion, Post 40, and United States Veteran's Alliance, Chapter 101.