Decatur dedicates new Veterans Wall of Honor


DECATUR, Ind. (WANE) -Leaders in Decatur dedicated the new Veterans Wall of Honor during a Memorial Day service Monday. The wall honors hundreds of people specifically from Adams County who have served in the military.

Like many communities, Adams County is rich in veteran heritage. There’s a 100-year-old Peace Monument on the lawn of the Adams County Courthouse remembering those who have served up to World War 1. Now, the names of hundreds of Adams County veterans, both living and passed, are written on the bricks of the new Veterans Wall of Honor.

Hundreds of people around Decatur came out for the Memorial Day service at the Peace Monument. Behind the monument, leaders raised the flag on the new Veterans Wall of Honor, which has about 750 bricks with the names of Adams County Veterans.

Janet Kiser visited the new memorial Monday. Her late husband served in the Navy at the end of the Vietnam War. Kiser said her family surprised her with a brick honoring her husband.

“My brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews all went together and bought up the plaque for my husband that passed away eight years ago,” Kiser said. “It means a lot.”

Bricks are still available for purchase in Adams County. They’re $135 for a four by eight inch brick and $200 for an eight by eight inch.

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