This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Plaques: All who Serve

On the court house lawn is a small plaque honoring all those who served our country in the armed forces from Jasper County.
There is no information on the plaque about who erected it or when it was put here. It is a nice gesture, but I am more impressed with the memorial in Milroy Park honoring those who served in the Civil War, and the plaque in Flat Iron Park honoring those who served in World War I. There is also a more impressive memorial in the newest part of Weston Cemetery, and it is here that Memorial Day ceremonies are carried out.
If you cannot see it above, you should be able to see that the monument has a picture of the flag raising at Iwo Jima, that most famous of World War II images.Below is the other side of the monument. Rensselaer does not have specific memorials to those who served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, or Iraq, and this and the small plaque on the court house lawn are the town's way of remembering their service.

Update: The Rensselaer Republican reported that the VFW and the American Legion will hold a Memorial Day service at Weston Cemetery at 11:00 on Monday, Memorial Day.

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