In 1998 a group of local citizens formed a committee to construct a memorial in the town of Sandy Lake. The memorial was built to honor all service men and women from all branches who served our country during war time, peace time or conflicts and for leaving their family and sacrificing their time and lives to help our country.
Members of the Community donated their money, materials, and labor to get the memorial constructed in 1999. Ground was broken in April of 1999, and the memorial was dedicated during the Sesquicentennial celebration in July of the same year. The memorial is located in the G. Turner Craig Park.
In 2012, the memorial underwent a renovation where the glass windows and names were removed and replaced with glass plaques with veteran names.
To be included in the memorial, a man or woman from any branch must have served at least 180 active duty days and have had an honorable discharge (with no general conditions) in war time, conflicts or peace time. The veteran also must have lived in the Lakeview School District at the time of enlistment or must presently be living in the Lakeview School District.
To add a veteran’s name to the memorial or for additional information, contact Shirley Umstead at (724) 376-2023.