To the editor,

We would like to take this time to extent a heartfelt thank you to those who have donated to the Rockford Veterans Memorial! Since November, we have raised a total of $21,911 of the $125,000 needed to complete the project.

The veterans memorial will be located beside the American Legion and is located on State Route 33 in Rockford. This memorial will be seen not only by the local community but by the many travelers passing by Hedges Park. We believe this veterans memorial will be a benefit to our community.

All around our county memorials stand to honor those who served in uniform and the battles they fought to protect our nation’’s freedoms. We need your financial help for this to become a reality in our community. No donation is too small, it will take the entire community coming together to make this happen.

Checks should be made out to the Leota Braun Foundation with “Post 508 Veterans Memorial” on the memo line.

Each donation will be tax deductible. Mail to: Leota Braun Foundation, PO Box 364, Rockford, Oh 45882. We need donations by May 24, 2019. We will give an update at the Memorial Day service. The veterans memorial is to be dedicated at the May 2020 Memorial Day service –— our bicentennial year.

Thank you for your time and consideration. Please direct any questions to the Rockford Village Office at 419-363-3032 ext 1.

Reed Shaffer, American Legion Representative

Jeff Long, Rockford Village Administrator / Bicentennial Coordinator

Mike Schumm, VP of the Shanes Crossing Historical Society/ Bicentennial Coordinator