TASCA rededicates war memorial to remember veterans past, present

Published: Jul. 2, 2021 at 8:06 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 2, 2021 at 10:25 PM CDT
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - The Tyler Area Senior Citizens Association held a rededication event for their War Memorial. The memorial was made by Whitehouse graduate Joseph Mohr as part of his Eagle Scout project.

The memorial includes the names of those who have served who are from East Texas. It’s a project that TASCA office manager Patti McElligott says has great meaning.

“Because it is important that we remember all the men and women that have fought from the very beginning to give us this country,” said McElligott.

With the rededication, they wanted to remind people of the men and women from the area that have served as well as provide the opportunity to add more names to the memorial.

“We are very proud that there are some wonderful memories. I have looked at the stories at some of these men and women,” said McElligott.

They hope this event inspires others to share stories of veterans close to them as well as honor those on the 4th of July, something that they believe is important to remember this holiday weekend.

“We just want to honor any man or woman that has signed a blank check to fight for this country,” said McElligott.

TASCA is asking those who would like to have a plaque made for the memorial to contact that them and pay $100 for the plaque.

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