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Disabled Veterans Memorial

 

Missouri Pathfinders, a not for profit corporation, lead the fundraising efforts for the Disabled Veterans Memorial at Veterans Memorial Park, located at 600 Progress Parkway. Missouri Pathfinders was organized to assist and honor veterans of all branches and components of the United States Armed Forces.   

Our disabled veterans comprise a group which has been overlooked for far too long. The goal was to construct a fitting memorial to recognize the physical, emotional and psychological disabilities which many of our veterans have incurred. The wounds that cannot be seen are often just as disabling as those which can be seen.

Memorial 6-22-15

Presently, there are very few memorials throughout the state of Missouri which recognize the suffering endured by our disabled veterans. It is our desire to provide a memorial which will be an appropriate statewide tribute.  

The memorial is in the shape of a pentagon recognizing the five branches of service. The memorial is accessible and has permanent seating capable of handling gatherings of approximately 50 people. We believe that the design does a marvelous job of honoring the sacrifices made by our warriors. 

The cost of the memorial is estimated to be $195,000.00. The City of Union provided the site at no cost to Missouri Pathfinders, but construction costs were made possible through private donations.

 
Veterans Memorial Park Photo Gallery


Five Star Donors
Peggy & Jim Piotraschke
City of Union

Four Star Donors
American Legion Post 297
Sons of the American Legion Squadron 297

Three Star Donors
Bank of Washington
Cochran Engineering
Louis B. & Martha Eckelkamp Family
K-D Machine & Tool, Inc.
Union American Legion Post 297
Union Rotary Club
United Bank of Union
Earl F. (Junior) Vincent Family

Two Star Donors
Ameren Missouri
American Legion Post 347, St. Clair
David & Carol Bailey
Barton Electric, Inc.
Robert & Myra Borgmann
Randy & Lola Carter Family
County Seat Senior Center
Dalton, Armstrong Teasdale, LLP
Michael & Lynn Elliott
Robert E. Hansen
Home Depot
Steven & Vicki Jo Hooper
HTH Company
K.J. Unnerstall Construction Co.
Matthew & Tangela Ketcherside
Dennis & Nancy Kossmann
Jeff Maune
Rob & Lynda McCoy
Ming Senior Services, LLC
Missourian Publishing Co.
John & Jeannine Moroney
Oltmann Funeral Homes
Paralyzed Veterans of America Gateway Chapter
Peterson Oil Co.
Professional Equities, Inc.
Dr. Michael & Andrea Rau
Region Welding
Russell & Jane Rost
Ralph Russo/VFW Post 2482
Dale & Connie Schmuke
Schroeder Insurance Agency
Tricia & Mark Seely
Virgil & Elsie Siedhoff
Carol Steiffermann Agency
Robert & Debbie Stieffermann
James M. & Sharon Strubberg
Tom James Company
Union Auto Care
Joseph & Charlotte Vernaci
Mark & Susan Vincent Family
W&M Restaurants
Wallis Oil Company
Walmart, Inc.
Zion United Church of Christ

One Star Donors
B & S Heating & Cooling, Inc.
Bank of Franklin County
Bank of Sullivan
Stanley & Janet Bolzenius
Jim & Sally Chafin, III
Dr. David & Eileen Chalk
Citizens Bank of Franklin County
Tom & Karen Copeland
Tom & Holly Daula
Jon & Diane Downard
Rodney & Linda Emmons
Fortress Security Systems LLC
Franklin County Boxing Day Society
Cuddy & Cindy Gildehaus
Gilmore & Bell, PC
Hall Brothers Lumber Co.
Stanley Hansel
Heritage Community Bank
Hillermann Nursery & Florist
Dr. Ed & Shirley Hillhouse
Jersey Jennings, LLC
Dick & Nancy Ketcherside
Steven & Susan Kuenzel
Ike & Susan Lamke
Michael & Karen Livengood
Paul McClure
Mid-America Transplant Services
Walter A. Murray, Jr.
Navigate Building Solutions
NEC Insurance
Northside Urgent Care Hospital
Robert & Suzanne Parks
Pharma Tech Industries
Kathy Platt, Platt Landscaping
Emil & Neola Poertner
Dr. Gregory & Cindy Potts
Dr. Keith & Judy Raycliff
Renaissance Charitable Foundation
Ron & Wynn Scheer & Cornerstone Financial Consultants
Donald & Stephanie Seeber
Sister Chicks Flowers & More
Greg & Lisa Smart
The Rod Starling Family
Stork Fabricators
U.S. Bank
Union High School Class of 1970
Union Lions Club
United Services
Chad & Carrie Vincent
Doug & Kay Vincent
James & Deborah Vincent
Donald & Rosie Voss
Don & Eileen Wade
Washington, Missouri Korean War Veterans Association
Greg & Rita Wehmeier

Other Donors
American Legion Post 347 Ladies' Auxiliary
Mr. & Mrs. Gail Amos
Aramark Uniform
Michael & Vicki Barnell
Wayne & Carol Bean
Tim Beste/Union Recycling
Sharon Birkman
Todd & Kim Boland
Bos Tech Painting, Inc.
Buddeez
City Slickers Club
Corporate Insurance Services, LLC
Maddie Crawford 
CS Flooring
Judy Doehring
Debbie Door
B.R. Duer
Patrick Duggan
William R. Fink/Fink's Discount Foods
Mr. & Mrs. Donald Flamion
Eric & Nancy Foley
Ed & Sarah Freeman
Frick's Market
Mike & Lynn Haberberger
Mr. & Mrs. Ben Hammer
Haven Material
Gary & Bernina Hayes
Fred Henson/Get Dressed Resale Shop/Fred Henson
Tom & Susie Herbst
High Plain Land Co. LC
Judge & Mrs. David Hoven
Intek Corporation
Mark Jacobs
Cameron Lueken/Wunderlich Surveying & Engineering
Bill & Nancy McKenzie
Meridian Waste Services
Ann MoDugno
Paul Young Insurance Agency Inc.
Mary Price
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Purschke
Riley Services Inc.
Candace M. Ronsick
V.A. Sansone
Charles & Diana Schuenemeyer
MSgt Claude Schuenemeyer
Scott Schroepfer Insurance Agency
Specified Credit Association, Inc.
Edwin Strubberg
Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Tharp
Tim Reinhold Enterprises
Robert Trokey Family
Trophies T's & More
United Carpet Co. Inc.
Dr. & Mrs. Benjamin Verdine
Donald & Ruth Viehland
Watchtower Security Inc.
Roy & Jeanice Weirich
Donald Whitfield
Mr. & Mrs. L.E. Wissmann
Judge & Mrs. Gael D. Wood
Zick, Voss, Politte & Richardson, P.C.