New Holstein Veterans Memorial

New Holstein Veterans Memorial (HMVMB)

Location: New Holstein, WI 53061 Calumet County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 56.717', W 88° 5.401'

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Inscription
Here We Honor
The Price of Freedom

Dedicated to the men and women of the New Holstein area who have served their country in the armed services.

***2008***


The New Holstein Veterans memorial site is in Kiwanis Park on the south side of Hickory Lane at Van Buren Street. It was dedicated in 2008 and honors all men and women who serve in the Armed Forces, past, present and future. The raised bronze lettering on the front planters spell out the theme of "Here We Honor The Price of Freedom" as you pass the 40 foot circular site. A total of four raised planters form an outline around a star shaped courtyard. The star is a familiar symbol in the military and a reminder of the individual States of the Union on the American flag. The five triangular points of the star are composed of colored bricks and inscribed pavers which individuals have donated. The top point of the star is reserved to honor those that gave all and were killed in action.

The pavement in the center of the memorial features a smaller star which serves as the frame for a five sided pentagon granite base that rises up as a symbol of the building that serves as the headquarters for the Department of Defense. A flag pole with the American flag and the Missing In Action flag extends from the center of the black pentagon base as the focal point of the memorial.

Around the circular edge of the memorial and the planters are special pavers as a "Ring of Honor" denoting special contributions. The walls of the planters provide space for historical plaques to commemorate the defense of our freedom. Six additional flag poles for each branch of the Armed Forces provide a back drop to the American Flag along with three military statues. The memorial with its personalized pavers and patriotic symbols is designed as a daily reminder to all, whether driving by in an auto or walking down the path in the park. Four memorial benches invite you to pause for a moment in the star's courtyard and reflect on the theme that here New Holstein honors the price of freedom.

US Flag Pole Donated In Memory Of Elmer E Abrahamson Jr. · Husband, Father, Friend · True Patriot · Man Of History & Law · Man Of God · 12/06/40 To 03/18/07
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HM NumberHMVMB
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Historical Period20th Century
Historical PlacePark
Marker TypeMemorial
Marker ClassWar Memorial
Marker StyleFree Standing
Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe New Holstein American Legion Post 124 and the New Holstein Lion's Club
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 9:12pm PDT -07:00
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Directions InformationFrom Wisconsin Hwy 32/57 which is Wisconsin Avenue in New Holstein turn south onto Van Buren Street and go 3 blocks south to the site at the intersection of Hickory Lane.
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 412528 N 4866373
Decimal Degrees43.94528333, -88.09001667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 56.717', W 88° 5.401'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 56' 43.0200" N, 88° 5' 24.0600" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)920
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1899 Hickory Ln, New Holstein WI 53061, US
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