Korean War Vets Handing Over Memorial to Plover

By: Liz Hayes Email
By: Liz Hayes Email

One of Plover's most visible treasures is the Wisconsin Korean War Veterans Memorial on Lake Pacawa.

The Korean War Veterans Association asked the village to permanently take control of the memorial, and it became official last weekend.

The memorial features five bronze statues and three engraved walls. It was built in the 1990s and opened to the public in 2004.

It honors the thousands of Wisconsinites who fought in the Korean War and the hundreds that died.

Plover's administrator says the village is proud to maintain the facility.

"Because the Korean veterans are getting older and they're getting a little bit more infirm they were concerned about the long term care of the facility and making sure it was taken care of," Dan Mahoney said.

The association also handed over $65,000, which will be used to maintain the memorial.

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