This concept was a collaborated effort between the local veteran’s groups, Wabasha VFW Post 4086, Wabasha Legion Post 50, the City of Wabasha Park Board, and Public Works Director Tony Johnson. A local artist and fellow Veteran Colin Atkinson who teaches art at Lake City Lincoln High School, and who has provided drawings on other monuments, volunteered to provide a preliminary sketch of the proposed design. This concept is still in the working stages, and funding is still being gathered from donations. Total fund balance to date is $29,950. The City has also applied for a Veteran Memorial grant through the State of Minnesota to hopefully increase those funds. If you would like to donate towards the Veteran’s Park Improvement Fund, please contact Wabasha City Hall at 651-565-4568. As with other Veteran Memorials, every dollar gathered is going to a great cause to honor those who have fought for our freedom in the past, and to those who still protect the freedom we enjoy in our everyday lives!