Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Legacy stones honoring local veterans are dedicated today. The Chippewa Valley Veterans Foundation unveiled more commemorative stones at the Veterans Tribute park at River Prairie in Altoona.
The stones are the latest addition to the park, which opened earlier this year. The foundation’s president says unveiling the last stones on Veteran’s Day makes the occasion even more special.
“It is really cool. A lot of people came from a long way. We had people who traveled from states away to be here today. And even with the bad weather, I was amazed at how many people showed up.”
The foundation also accepted a check for nearly 650- thousand dollars. The money will help pay for the next phase of the veteran’s tribute project.
Beckfield says the dollars came through fundraising and a matching grant from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.