COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - Branch County officials were somewhat surprised and also very pleased when over a hundred people showed up early yesterday afternoon on the west side of the County Courthouse. It was definitely a larger turnout than expected for the dedication of a new county Veteran’s Memorial. No tax dollars were used for the project which was paid entirely with donations and in-kind services.
The simple but poignant memorial salutes and remembers each branch of the armed services with individual flag poles and a short curved cement wall with implanted circle insignias showcasing the emblem representing each of the six branches of the military. The front side of the display on the sidewalk leading to the wall includes the largest of the poles for displaying the stars and stripes of the United States flag.