Hannibal war memorial getting much needed restorations

Hannibal war memorial getting much needed restorations

In 1962 a war memorial was created in the Tri-States.

Honoring over five thousand men and women from the Hannibal area that served in World War I and II.

Now, this memorial is getting a new look.

After about 50 years the names have become very hard to read. That is the exact reason the Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department wants to restore it.

"We know that we haven't been able to clean them with our resources, Our maintenance staff has tried to clean them and make them look better but now we need a professional to do it," says Mary Lynne Richards with the Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department.

City officials have been quoted a cost of $12,000 to restore the eight plaques on the war memorial.

The Parks department is now turning to the community for help.

"You can donate 100 dollars up to however much you want to give," explains Richards.

The standards of giving are:

  • Freedom Level, $1,000 and more
  • Valor Level, $500-999
  • Honor Level, $100-499

Park officials say this project was a long time coming.

"People's grandparents are on here, great-grandparents so we want them to take pride in it and we want everyone to take pride in the fact that we have helped serve the country and that our veterans are on this memorial," says Richards.

The restorations will begin once the park department raises the money they need.

The Hannibal Parks and Recreation department is now accepting donations.

If you donate, your name will be added to a brand new plaque on the memorial just as a way to say thank you.

All contributions are tax-deductible.

There are two ways to donate:

  • CALL the Hannibal Park and Recreation department at 573-221-0154
  • MAIL this application with a check, payable to Hannibal Parks and Recreation, to 320 Broadway, Hannibal, MO.

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