On a sunny Saturday morning, a dream came true as the Veterans Memorial Park of Jackson County came alive.

“Today, we are dedicating the successful completion of two major milestones for park,” said Larry Becker.

Becker gave credit to George Jones, saying if not for him, no one be standing there Saturday.

“If it were not for his vision, initiative, hard work and dedication, this park would not exist,” said Becker.

Becker also thanked citizens and businesses in Jackson County, who he said graciously donated their time and money to help fund the development and construction of the park.

“Without your generous support, we would not have reached this milestone,” said Becker.

The Veterans Memorial Park pays tribute to veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives in service. On its Honor Wall is the 227 residents from Jackson County, who have paid for freedom with their lives.

The wall lists their names, the conflict they served in and their branch of service.

“Let us never forget the sacrifices our service personnel gladly accept to keep us free,” said Becker.

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