Glasgow Woman Hoping for Veteran's Memorial

By: Ashley Davidson
By: Ashley Davidson

"We owe everything to our soldiers."

Victoria Sutherland has a long line of soldiers in the family.

"My father is a WWII veteran. My brother served 21 years in the navy."

Sutherland's father and brother have both passed away. Now she is doing her best to make sure they aren't forgotten.

"What we'd like to do is erect a memorial wall for veteran's called the veteran's memorial wall."

Sutherland says she has visited memorials in other cities like this one in Cave City. She wants to make the Glasgow Veteran's Memorial welcome to anyone who has ever had a family member serve in the military, not just residents of Barren County.

"We want to memorialize those people. People from the Civil War on to every war we've ever had. So that those people aren't forgotten to show that they served a purpose."

She has talked with Glasgow city officials about possible locations for the memorial. One is the Glasgow Cemetery.

"They have two huge area that would just be great and the areas are huge so the wall could be as big as we wanted it to be."

The other proposed location is on the square in downtown Glasgow.

"That's because that's the focal point of Glasgow. But we're limited on space there."

No matter where it's located Sutherland says it's important for people to remember the freedoms our soldiers gave to us.

"Our soldiers are fighting for our freedom. What if we woke up one day and had to live like the people in Iran and Iraq? People really don't think about that."

If you'd like to help Sutherland establish the veteran's memorial in Glasgow Email her at msclaus@alltel.net.


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