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Located on US 221 North near Floyd Town Center

The concrete pad for the monument is complete

Stone monument arrives

The stone monument was delivered September 2007

Unloading the 4,000 pound stone

Glad the delivery truck had a crane on it!

The monument had been raised on the pad

February 24, 2008

Monument is ready to be unveilled to the public

Monument is unveilled for public viewing

Long may it stand

We still need to get the pavers on the plaza

David Poff and others get ready to lay the pavers on the monument pad

Worth Lucas carries the pavers from the parking lot to the monument pad
Hugh Nester carrying pavers for Joe Lucas to lay them in place
Charles Spangler and Worth Lucas support laying the pavers

Maybe they should apply for a job with the State Highway Department! But they have only one shovel.

Hugh Nester observes work in process
Setting the flag pole

Now what did we do wrong this time?

Dedication July 12, 2008

Monument dedicated in a ceremony attended by approximately 100 people

VFW, American Members and the public arrive for the dedication ceremony

Color Guard Assemblies before the ceremony

Standing around awaiting the ceremony to begin

Crowd tries to find some shade on a hot July day

Charles Spangler, Commander American Legion Post 127 and Barbara Spangler, President Ladies Auxiliary Post 127 prepare to open the ceremony

Barbara Spangler, President American Legion Post 127, introduces Ron Seco

Hoisting the flag

Presentation of the colors

Honor Guard at Parade Rest

Presentation of the flag and flag pole by Kathryn Van Tassell, Regent of Floyd Courthouse NSDAR

VFW Commander accepts flags from Calvin Rorrer

Jack Spangler Presents the memorial to the citizens of Floyd County

Effie Brown,98 years old, retired Principal of Check Elementary School and Honorary Regent of Floyd Courthouse National Society Daughters of American Revolution watched the ceremony.

Closing prayer by Rev. Richard W. Thomas

Inscription on back of monument

Monument July 12, 2008

Close up of etched images on front

Close up of inscription on monument base

Close up of etched images on monument front

Jack Spangler with granddaughters Renee and Laura Spangler