Veterans memorial to pay tribute to those who served



Photo by Ginna Young. Jim Hudacek (center) explains how the Bloomer Veterans Memorial came into existence at a Lake Holcombe Veterans Memorial Committee meeting Jan. 16. Hudacek shared his experience with the group, who is currently planning where to locate their memorial.

By Ginna Young

A veterans memorial is in the planning stage for Holcombe, but before ground can be broken, the committee in charge wanted a little direction on how to get the project kick-started. With that in mind, the committee invited Bloomer Veterans Memorial Committee member Jim Hudacek to speak Jan. 16.

Bloomer’s memorial planning began in 2003, after the events of 9/11. It took the committee five years to complete the project, at a cost of around $250,000.

“Well, I’m not going to be presumptuous and say, this is how you should do it,” said Hudacek. “All I’m going to say, is this is what we did and it worked.”

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See Thursday, Janaury 31, 2019, issue of the Courier Sentinel for more of this story. 

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