As a thank you to the many veterans who have served and given their lives to preserving the freedom of this great country, the Kemmerer Cemetery recently dedicated a veteran memorial.
“I think the memorial was a great way to bring the community together to see their loved ones names being remembered for their sacrifice.” – Leo Castagno, PPCCFab Owner
On Saturday, August 20th, guests gathered at the dedication of the new memorial. The memorial focuses on the names of the individuals who served from So Lincoln County. Approximately 328 names were compiled from this small town of 2700 residents.
There were many speakers including Allan Harwood, Andrew Nelson, Kent Connelly, and Secretary of State, Ed Murrary. Veterans who attended were given flowers and recognized for their service.
Nathan Steiner, lead landscape architect for Steiner Thuesen PLLC, contacted Premier Powder Coating and Custom Fabrication with some design plans he had for the memorial. Nathan has worked with PPCCFab for the past 10 years and could count on them to provide quality results. Working together, Nathan and the design team at PPCCFab produced the structure over the veteran statue as well as the memorial benches, trash receptacles, and railings surrounding the memorial.
“This was one of my favorite projects. The arch structure was unique in design and gave everyone, who worked on it, a sense of pride.” – Mane Juarez, PPCCFab Foreman
“This was a difficult project because of it’s complex design, but it’s one I won’t forget”
– Richard Scott, PPCCFab Welder
While every part of the veteran memorial is breathtaking, the statue is the main focal point.
The metal plaques featured above were also created by Premier and are available for additional names to be engraved on.
Premier also created both benches and receptacles for the veteran memorial.