County supports idea of veterans' wall in new building
The new Carbon County office complex is only a deep crater in East Price so far, but an idea about how to decorate an interior wall as caught the county commission's attention.
Neldon Huff and Jay Martin have suggested a display featuring portaits of the county's many veterans. They came to the commission meeting last Wednesday representing the American Legion.
The photos would be engraved on a translucent plastic or ceramic and backlit.
That is a lot of work, because there have been a lot of men and women who have served in the nation's Armed Forces. Huff said it may be possible to go back as far as Civil War vets. To put the amount of work involved in perspective, the Sun Advocate year publishes a Tribute to Veterans special edition in November.
This year that section covered almost 32 newspaper pages with individual photos. These photos are voluntarily submitted by vets and family members. Getting more will be a matter of extensive research.
That has already begun.
Martin said that he and his wife have been researching for years now and expect to spend even more time in the project.
The men said it will take at least a year and probably longer for anything to materialize.
The commissioners unanimously favored the idea, and thank the Legion for the advance notice. It will take time to plan for space and power.