Last month the Edina Park Board voted unanimously to take the steps needed to move Edina closer to having a Veterans Memorial. The board formed a Veterans Memorial Committee that would have the job of studying the placing of a Veterans Memorial at a park in Edina. The committee will bring the plans for the memorial to the City Council for approval. The purpose of this memorial is to recognize Edina's resident's that were killed in the line of duty, and to honor all the Veterans in Edina that have served in the armed forces.
There are some issues with the memorial that the city will need to work through. It would be hard to find someone in Edina who did not agree that some form of recognition is needed to honor those that have served from Edina. The question is should there be a memorial park or a statue? Maybe the biggest concern is who is going to pay for it. There is the option of it being funded by donations or Edina residents taxes being used to build it. After the committee comes up with these answers it will need to determine the best location for it. They will also have to answer the question of should it be placed in an existing park in Edina or should it be placed along by itself somewhere in the city.
The design of the memorial is also something would need to be considered by the committee. After the memorial is built it will need to be maintained over the years. There will need to be a clear cut plan in place of who is to maintain it and how the funds will be acquired to maintain it.
The city of Edina is committed to recognizing the Veterans of our city who served and sacrificed to protect us. If you are looking to move to Edina feel free to contact me.