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Pike County Times Visits Veterans Memorial While In Kansas
By Editor Becky Watt

ZEBULON - A military tribute to veterans and those serving caught my eye just outside of Atlanta, Kansas in June of this year when my family was visiting relatives out there. We were privileged to meet the man who built and maintains the memorial when I stopped to take pictures.

87 year old Larry Womacks maintains a corner property that sits on the location of the Grand Center School.

The memorial is a tribute to veterans and those serving was designed with help from a friend who carved the wooden carvings pictured here.

The military tribute caught the attention of the local paper as well as Womacks' US Senator.

Senator Jerry Moran wrote to Larry and Ruth Ellen Womacks in a June 3, 2022 letter, "Thank you for honoring our fallen men and women with a Memorial Day tribute on your property near Atlanta. I was touched by your efforts upon reading about the tribute in the Winfield CourierTraveler. Memorial Day is a time for us to pause and pay respect to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Your efforts remind us all to reflect on their service and dedication to our country. We honor your family's distinguished sacrifices to our nation... Best regards, With respect and gratitude, Jerry Moran."

To read "Veterans tribute installed near Atlanta" by CourierTraveler Correspondent Judy Haggard, click here.

Mr. Womacks told me that his Dad went to Grand Center School. The signs below the Grand Center School placard change monthly according to the holidays.

Many thanks to Mr. Womacks for taking the time to talk to a reporter from Georgia.