There are a multitude of reasons to honor our veterans and their service and sacrifice in a permanent manner; they deserve the gratitude of a free people.

Veterans who survived, those who suffered disabilities and those who died while serving our country have earned our eternal gratitude and shall not be forgotten.

We believe our mission is to provide a memorial that pays tribute to our veterans but not to create a memorial which glorifies WAR.

Garner Area veterans with creditable military service shall receive equal recognition regardless of service branch, military rank, duty, race, gender or perceived value of military contribution.

We believe our caring community will support veterans’ memorial efforts with the attitude of: “If not us, who? If not now, when?”

We, as a committee, are duty bound to a visionary approach to our task, provision of caring leadership and a commitment to completion of the mission to which we have been entrusted.

Honoring our veterans should be ongoing and frequent thought and action in addition to special emphasis on Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

Remembrance of veterans is usually momentary and fleeting, except in their home community.