Natchitoches Veterans Park
Natchitoches Veterans Park
LETS FINISH THE PARK!
For more information on donating to help make the Natchitoches Parish Veterans Memorial a reality, Click Here.
For information on purchasing the pavers Click Here. Note that pavers can be purchased to honor any vets that have lived in Natchitoches Parish--those from Natchitoches, those that went to school here, relocated here, etc.
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Natchitoches Parish Veterans and Memorial Park
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1962 and the Natchitoches Parish Veterans and Memorial Park Committee have partnered to develop a site in Historic Downtown Natchitoches to honor our service men and women. This place of honor will provide the community not only an area for private reflection but a small gathering place for events honoring the fallen as well.
The simple design is dignified and creates an intimate feeling for private reflection. There are several design elements that will be incorporated to create this feeling:
- A curved monument will be visible from both Church and SecondStreets and will include the names of the fallen highlighted by a cascade of water
- Five benches in the plaza area will dedicated to the five branches of the military
- New walls will provide a softened look to the area and provide sound baffling from adjacent businesses
- The plaza area and landscape design will be suitable for small events and for private reflection.
- The project design will incorporate eco-friendly and sustainable elements to the extent possible to reduce maintenance and repair costs
The $150,000 in funding for the Natchitoches Parish Veterans and Memorial Park will come from grants public/private donations and contributions of in-kind services and materials. Contributions are vital in making this project a reality!
The Park committee is headed by a Leadership Committee composed of
Dr. Bob Gillan, Co-Chair
Grant Bowden, Co-Chair
Aaron Johnson, Co-Chair
Dr. Randy Webb
Dr. Jack Pace
Monthly meeting are set for the 2nd Thursday at the Downtown City Bank Boardroom at 3:00 with all interested supporters welcome. This is a parish-wide effort and we encourage all those interested from around Natchitoches Parish to please come learn more and lend your support!
Donations are the only way to assure that the Park Project will become a permanent place to honor local veterans who have died in service to their country as well as all community veterans. Donations will provide funding for the design, development and construction of the Memorial; as well as purchase materials to construct, operate and maintain the Memorial.
Gold Level Sponsors
City of Natchitoches
VFW Post 1962/Americn Legion Post 10
City Bank and Trust
Natchitoches Parish Farm Bureau Federation
Nowlin & Assocciates
Natchitoches Rotary Club
Senator Genald Long
Natchitoches Area Jaycees
Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home
Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Board of Commissioners
Phil and Mary Lou Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Taylor
Bank of Montgomery
Trinity Episcopal Church
Historic District Development Commission (HDDC)
Natchitoches Lions Club
Woodsmen of the World
Judge Rick Harrington
Billy Joe Harrington
C. Rodney Harrington
Silver Level Sponsors
George and Marty Rhymes
Friends of Natchitoches Parish Library
In Memory of William P. Crews, Jr.
Jim and Dianne Gibson
Corkern, Crews & Guillet, L.L.C.
In Honor of LTC Ted Brunson, USAF
GF Thomas Investments
First Federal Bank
Paul J. Pratt
Mayfield Office Supply
Bronze Level Sponsors
Roger and Ursula Williams
James and Vialleen Gay
Edward Ward, Jr.
Roy O. Martin
Asbury United Methodist Church
Bob and Pat Gilan
Henry and Judith Kinberger
Bob and Cindy Kellog
Kevin and Janice Bolton
Edith Rawls – SFC Obra Lee Rawls
S. Wayne Gourdon
Wayne and Marie Nelson
Frank McMillon (St. Luke Church of God)
Dr. Margaret and Billy Carter
Ivan Smith Furniture