The Yatesville City Council is finalizing plans and is ready to begin taking request forms for their new Yatesville Veterans Memorial Markers. Modeled after similar markers used in Hampton, Georgia, the markers will feature a white wooden cross with the deceased veteran’s name, war or conflict he or she served in, and if they were killed in action (KIA), missing in action (MIA) or a Prisoner of War (POW). Attached at the top of the cross will be a 12 x 18 inch American flag.
The city is current planning on placing the memorial markers in a city-owned field at the corner of College Street and Highway 74. The markers will be placed there on Veterans Day and Memorial Day, and stored for the rest of the year.
Veterans are eligible for this memorial if they served with honor in a branch of the U. S. Armed Services, are deceased, and either the veteran must have been a Yatesville community resident or the person making the request must be a Yatesville community resident.
Deadlines for turning in requests for markers for Veterans Day is Tuesday, September 30, 2014, and for Memorial Day is April 30, 2015. A donation will be accepted for each request if the donor so desires, but a donation is not required to reserve a marker.