(Macedonia) Officials have nailed down one of two final spots for an “Eagle Monument” in Pottawattamie County.
Organizers in Macedonia recently broke ground on an Eagles of Honor veterans memorial, which will be one of the final two such monuments in the county.
Officials say they want to honor our veterans and our heritage. One of the phrases planned for the monument is “following the footsteps to freedom.”
The memorial will feature an eagle sculpture by Russell Christensen, of Neola, Iowa, who has now completed bronze eagle sculptures for every city in Pottawattamie County. Monuments now stand in Minden, Underwood, McClelland, Carson, Treynor, Oakland, Hancock, Crescent, Carter Lake, Walnut and Avoca.
The Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors agreed to grant $25,000 for each monument for the five-year project.
The estimated cost of the Macedonia Monument is $60,000, with fundraising supplementing the $25,000 from the County Board. About 80-percent of the materials are ready to go, and a dedication ceremony is planned for Memorial Day weekend.
December 1, 2011