‘Gone But Not Forgotten’ program June 3 at Park Place Middle School a huge success
Park Place Middle School 8th graders presented their research and efforts to refurbish and complete a WWII monument and honor the eighteen young men who lost their lives fighting in the war. The monument, originally installed at Monroe’s Memorial Field on Kelsey Street in 1951, has largely been forgotten. Some of the money needed to improve the monument was raised during the program, which was well attended by the public and city officials. A panel, consisting of veterans Merv Boyes, Tom Parry and Russ Dean, talked and answered questions after the students’ presentation. Donations to complete the memorial, which can be sent to the Monroe Historical Society, are much appreciated.