At the most recent meeting of Meridian City Council, members approved plans for a  Veterans Memorial project in town. The committee that has been working on the project is made up of Andrea Wallum, Bob Flood, and Jose Cano.

"I am so excited for our town to finally have this. It will be located at Highway 6 and Highway 22 at the same location where the flags are now. There is still much work to do, so please stay tuned for more upcoming information."

- Andrea Wallum, speaking of the Veterans Memorial project Tweet

Plans in Progress

Wallum brought the project to Meridian Parks & Rec in May of 2021, originally planning a park and other ideas, but will focus on creating the memorial itself first. The project will be located near the flagpoles near the entrance to downtown Meridian from State Highways 22 and 6. Funding for the project has not been determined, with everything still in planning phases. 

Wallum met with City Administrator Marie Garland and Don Hatley of Meridian, Texas Parks & Recreation, working toward the end goal of the memorial. Some funding will be gathered from engraved “fundraising bricks” that will make up a portion of the memorial. The site won’t be a picnic area, and rather serve as a momument of remembrance, to be observed and respected.

The name has yet to be determined, with suggestions of “Bosque County Veterans Memorial” and “Chisholm Trail Veterans Memorial.” The name will be decided at a later date. 

"It's been a long journey. There's been a lot of work put into it."

Wallum, speaking on behalf of the committee and Betsy Pittman, who drafted the plans Tweet

The memorial will honor any and all veterans. Six flags will be installed, in addition to a half-wall for a perimeter fence. Wallum has met with representatives of Tucker Lumber in Whitney who contracted the pavers for the Veterans Memorial there, in addition to Perry Auten, who was instrumental in completing that project in Hill County.