A Tour of the Veterans Memorial in South Burlington

By Steph Machado

Published 05/26 2014 09:29AM

Updated 05/26 2014 10:24AM

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. - It took four years to get the Veterans Memorial in South Burlington up and running.

The memorial in Dorset park was completed last week, boasting three monuments along a path.

A contest was held for artists and designers to submit their monument ideas. One of the chosen three is a large dog tag made of stainless steel by Kirk Williams, that reads "Pathway of Honor for All Veterans."

A winding path leads to the second monument, made of granite and created by Kuhn Memorials of South Hero.

It reads, "The citizens of South Burlington dedicate this memorial to all veterans who have served our country with honor."

There's also a quote: "All gave some, some gave all." The monument has an American Eagle and the insignias of all the U.S. military branches.

The third monument was designed by local artist Robert Vogel. It's a 10-foot steel cylinder with cut-outs of all the U.S. theaters of war. At night, a spotlight lights up the monument. During the day, the sun shines through.

The project relied solely on donations, and received $170,000 by its groundbreaking last August.

You can still purchase an engraved brick
in honor of a veteran or lost solider.

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