VFW Post 498 has nearly met their fund raising goal in order to build a veterans memorial in the city of Hokah.
“We have a goal to be done with the project by veterans day,” VFW Post 498 member Kim Holter said.
The project has been handled by just five members of Post 498 who are dedicated to seeing this project through. Holter is one of them.
“The group is small, we are made up of five men and women,” Holter said.
They have already raised $6,000 dollars in the past 30 days, included in that is a $2,000 donation from the Hokah Lions Club. VFW Post 498 is still looking for donations for the project.
“You can reach out to any VFW (Post 498) member or Hokah Hardware is willing to take donations on our behalf,” Holter said.
The city of Hokah is coming together around the project. The city council has already approved the location in Hokah City Park and pledged funds to the project if the need arises.
“The city of Hokah is willing to pick up the remainder and has already approved the location,” Holter said.
The monument will be dedicated to all individuals from Hokah who have served in the U.S. Military.
“It will recognize those who served in any branch of the military,” Holter said. “We wanted to make sure every one who has served from the town of Hokah was recognized.
The project means a lot to Holter who has family who has served, and believes that it will mean a lot to others too.
“For me personally, I feel a lot of pride to have this memorial in the city of Hokah,” Holter said. “It will give those who served a little bit of recognition.
The work continues to move along as the concrete has been ordered for the monument.