Commission President Danny Godby said he believes all those who served in combat should be honored. Commissioner Danny Ellis agreed.
The commission asked Maj. Richard Ojeda to assist with getting names for the memorial plaque.
And, before the meeting had ended, Ojeda already had come up with a plan.
“I’m going to ask that people send us their information if they have a relative, or you yourself, have served in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Panama, Grenada, Somalia, Kosovo and then Iraq and Afghanistan,” Ojeda said. “I’m going to work with the veterans organization to see if we can’t have one point where everyone can send their information to.”
Ojeda said he knows that getting the name of every Logan Countian who served in combat is a daunting task, he said he’s up for the job.
“It’s going to take a while to get this, but we want to leave no stone unturned,” Ojeda said. “We don’t want to leave anyone out. It’s going to take a little while to get it, but we can start now.”
Ojeda said he wants to find out a central place to send information.
“I definitely think this is awesome and I want to get the veterans organizations to be the ones who gather the information,” Ojeda said. “If they can start doing that, that would be awesome. Then, we can go to all the veterans organizations and compile the names because not everyone is involved in the same veterans organizations.”
The commission praised all veterans and said they want to create a memorial that will honor the soldiers.
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