To the Editor:
We are pleased to announce that the Palo Alto County Veterans Memorial kiosk and web site will be operational soon. The Veterans Memorial is dedicated in honor of all past, present, and future veterans of the United States military who are current or former residents of Palo Alto County.
The kiosk and web site will provide information to the general public concerning our veterans. They are joint projects of Palo Alto County, the Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce, the Palo Alto County Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Emmetsburg Rotary Club.
Veterans and family members or friends of veterans will be invited to add or update information concerning veterans on the Memorial web site, the address of which will be published soon.
Before publishing the web site, we would like to add as many veterans as possible to the web site database. In that regard, we ask that veterans or family members meet with us at the Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce to assist us in adding information. We will be available on three Saturdays --- 3, 10, and 17 December --- from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.
Please bring whatever information you have, such as: name, date of birth, rank, military branch, dates of service, status, duty assignments and/or deployments, a brief biography, and optional contact information, such as address, phone number, and email address. We can also post a photograph of the service member.
If you have questions, please contact Dennis Mandsager at (712) 298-4605 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
(signed) Dennis Mandsager
Chamber of Commerce
Palo Alto County