Ash Grove triangle becoming landmark

Stones will featuer brances of U.S. military, honor veterans for service
The large, triangular, median flower bed at the intersection of Walker Street and Daniel Avenue in Ash Grove is undergoing quite a transformation. In recent weeks the bed was cleared of its earthen contents and filled with gravel. Then, last Friday, it was the recipient of two, large rectangular stones donated by Phenix Marble. The stones, standing about five feet high and weighing in around 12,000-14,000 pounds, sit on a newly poured concrete foundation and will soon receive etching and plaques in honor of our armed services. Two flag poles will also be added to the site in time.
The project has been overseen by Ash Grove Mayor Caleb Smith, who said that although he's unsure of the total cost at its completion, other than the crane service to set the stones, everything has been donated. As placing the stones was no small task it was done by Travis Kennell Construction.
In months prior, the Ash Grove Board of Aldermen was presented with and considered an idea of a veterans memorial stone as proposed by Wommack Monument. That avenue rang the bell at approximately $40,000, however, likely more than the board wanted to pay. Smith said, though, that he will be checking with Wommack to see if they might be available to do the etching.


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