BECKER, Minn., May 8, 2020 - The Becker Veterans Monument is now fully placed as of 1:30 pm. Several people involved gathered around to watch the last bits go down including a large black granite monument and a granite bench. The project has been in the works for a few years and has encountered a few hurdles along the way. Roger Bigalke, Mike McDowall and Al Scherping had been working to make sure it all came together. The monument placement has coincided with the 75th anniversary of VE day. The historical significance of the day was on the minds of everyone involved.
"It couldn’t be a more fitting day to place a memorial," Bigalke remarked.
The memorial features the all branches of the military and salutes veterans past, current and future. It also features a bench to sit on and reflect. The inscription on the bench reads, "With Respect, honor and Gratitude... Thank You Veterans."
If you would like to take a look at the finished memorial it is located outside of City Hall in Becker.