Old Pictures of Rockwell
|Main Street looking west in the 1920's||Early 50's Main Street|
|1908 Sacred Heart Academy||1914 Sacred Heart Academy|
Rockwell Veterans Memorial Project
The Rockwell Veterans Memorial was constructed in the northwest corner of the Rockwell Cemetary. This memorial was built as a tribute for those men and women who have valiantly served this country.
This memorial was not a project of any local service orgaization, however, members of the American Legion have been involved in the design. There was no expense to the city. The approximate cost of this memorial was $20,000. All funding came from donations and this has been a non-profit undertaking.
The names have been engraved in 5/8 lettering on the front wings of the memorial. There are no titles or rank. You may still have names engraved on the memorial. The committe requests a donation of $100 for each name of a Military Veteran (honorably discharged) to be engraved on the memorial. The veteran must meet one of the following criteria: (1) was or is a resident of the Rockwell postal mailing area, (2) attended Rockwell school, or (3) is a present or past member of the Rockwell American Legion Post 208. All other donations will be greatly appreciated to make this a reality. The checks should be made out to Rockwell Veterans Memorial Fund. Include the name of the Veteran and the name of the Donor. Please print legibly. All monies go to the memorial fund and any excess will be placed in a perpetual care savings account.
The American Legion Post 208 will act as caretaker of this Memorial so all forms and correspondence should be mailed to: AMERICAN LEGION POST 208**PO BOX 231**Attn: MEMORIAL FUND**ROCKWELL, IA 50469
For more information contact one of the following committee members: Bob Bartlett(822-4640), Dick Gossweiler(822-4943), Ronald Petersen(749-3358), Mike Echelberger(822-4843), or Mel Kruckenberg(822-3123)
The center stone is black granite eight inches thick and five feet high, with the service emblems and the following inscription etched into the stone: IN HONOR AND MEMORY OF ALL MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Four wings, also of black granite, two on each side have been set at 22 degree angles to the center stone. This is where the names of the Veterans have been etched. There aretwo black granite benches out in front. The memorial has been set on a concrete slab.