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The Community Veterans Memorial began with a vision and a dream expressed by a committee of local veterans. Since then, The Community Foundation, Inc., parent company of The Community Hospital, has spearheaded the program. The Community Hospital donated the 6.5 acres of land - worth more than $800,000 - and established a charitable fund to help raise the $1.2 million needed for construction.

To make a donation or purchase a brick for the commemorative pathway click here.

Thank you to the following businesses, organizations and individuals for your contributions to the Veterans War Memorial Fund.

Major Contributors $1000 and up

American Legion Post 168, Hammond, IN
              Mr. Terry W. McMahon
The Community Hospital
  The Munster Civic Foundation
The Community Hospital Auxiliary
  The Munster Lions Club
Bank Calumet
  Barbara & Dean White Foundation
Citizens Financial Services
  Mercantile National Bank, Hammond
Donald C. Gardner Trust
  Mr. Clare Oesterle
Mr. & Mrs. John S. Gray
  Sand Ridge Bank, Highland, IN
Hammond Clinic
  Mr. John Schoon
Dr. Alan F. Harre
  Tim's Landscape Service, Griffith, IN
Mr. and Mrs. William E. Kennel
  Committee to Support Mayor Duane W. Dedelow, Jr.
- Hammond, IN
Largus Printing, Munster, IN
  VFW Post 2697, Munster, Indiana
Dr. and Mrs. Domenico Lazzaro
  Build Indiana Fund
Legacy Foundation, Merrillville, IN
  Community Hospital Medical & Dental Staff
Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Long
  James A. Gammon Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. Frank W. Luerssen
  Dr. Alonzo K. Morrissey

Donors of military uniforms and associated equipment

113th Eng. Battalion, IN Army National Guard, Gary, IN
              Marty Francis
Andrew Bjelland
  The Great Lakes Museum of Military History, Michigan City, IN
Army Navy Surplus Store, Hammond IN
  National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum
George Bohn
  Elaine Olson
Peter Chang
  Norman Schoon
Tom Clark
  Harold Simpson
Clyde Colgrove
  Larry Smith
Chuck Crary
  Mr. Richard H. Tomlinson
John Dale
Thomas Drake
Raymond Fary

Donors to Construction and Maintenance

Mr. Jacob Abegg
              Dr. and Mrs. Howard J. Marcus
American Medical Oxygen Sales Corp., Hammond, IN
  Marcus Jewelers, Highland, IN
American Savings FSB, Munster, IN
  Mr. and Mrs. David McCoy
Dr. and Mrs. Leon L. Ampel
  Meyers Heating & Cooling Inc., Griffith, IN
ATG Corporation, Crown Point, IN
  Munster Historical Society, Munster, Indiana
Caroll E. Austin
  M.P. Nidetz
Mr. Dale E. Baker
  Mr. Jeffrey Oesterle
Ms. Patricia A. Baldwin
  Mr. and Mrs. James Oliver
Dr. Barot & Associates, Munster, IN
  Mr. and Mrs. James H. O'Neal
Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Bartak
  Optimist Club of Hammond, IN
Mr. and Mrs. Donald A. Belgrad
  Mr. and Mrs Harold Paddor
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Birndorf
  Ms. Claudia Pellar
Mr. Andrew A. Bjelland
  Mrs. Danuta Bembenista Panich
Mr. and Mrs. James L. Borowitz
  Mr. and Mrs. Clarence O. Pearson
Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Buksar
  Mr. Richard J. Pellar
Mr. & Mrs. John Byrne
              Ms. Christine Petsas
Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Cane
  Mr. and Mrs. William J. Pfister
Cerestar USA Inc
  Ms. Faith C. Pratt
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Coulis
  Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Purves
Manette DeCremer
  Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Raab
R.A. Dembinski
  Dr. and Mrs. George C. Rasch
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Dieterich
  Mr. Gregory Redlarczyk
Mr. Jack Dietrich
  Ms. Elaine N. Reihel
First Presbyterian Church of Highland, Highland, IN
  Ms. Joan G. Richman
Mr. J. Ronald Furman
  Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Rigg
Mr. Richard Gamez
  Mr. and Mrs. John P. Rincon
Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Gamson
  Mr. John E. Rokosz
Betty Graun
  Mr. & Mrs. Richard Rosenfield
Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Gardner
  Mrs. Myra Rosenbloom
Mr. & Mrs. Joe & Cindy Gasey
  Ms. Charlene R. Rossa
Golden Times, Schererville, IN
              Mrs. Amy S. Roth
Mr. Thomas S. Gozdecki III
  Ruman, Clements & Holub, Hammond, IN
Dr. and Mrs. Sirus A. Hadawi
  Ms. Bernice C. Rybicki
Harrah's East Chicago Casino
  Major General Dean Sangalis
Griffith Free Methodist Church, Griffith, IN
  Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Schaffner
Mr. Arnold Heltzer
  Mr. David Schneider
Mr. Charles F. Heuer
  Mr. & Mrs. David F. Shafer
Mr. and Mrs. Neal Hirsch
  Mr. Palmer C. Singeleton, Jr.
Mr. Paul A. Hmurovich, Jr.
  Ms. June M. Slamka
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Karns
  Mr. Alvin D. Star
Ms. Jessica Koo
  Ms.Charisse A. Spitzer
Mr. Ernest Karmin
  St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Griffith, IN
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Kassel
  Mr. and Mrs. Jack W. Stine
Dr. George Kelly
  Mr. Rob Stier
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph I. Knesek
  Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Straus
Mr. Michael Kometz
              Mr. & Mrs. Richard Teibel
Korean Veterans Association, East Chicago, IN
  Ms. Valerie Theodore
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kovich
  The Times
Kuiper Funeral Home, Highland, IN
  Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tonkovich
Mr. Lloyd S. Kupferberg
  Tri-Electronics, Hammond, IN
Mrs. Elsie K. Lammering
  Thomas Troller
Mr. Edwin F. Lebryk
  VFW Post 2697, Munster, IN
LeHayne Funeral Home, Hammond, IN
  VFW Post 7881 Auxiliary, Hammond, IN
Ms. Caryl LeRoy
  Mr. and Mrs. Harold Vierk
Dr. and Mrs. Harvey J. Levin
  Dr. and Mrs. G. J. Volan
Ms. Marilyn Levinson
  Dr. and Mrs. Howard L. Wilder
Dr. and Mrs. Manuel R. Luna
  Winter Magic Festival
Mr. William C. Luebcke
  Mrs. Grace Wood
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Newell
  Dr. and Mrs. T. F. Wooden
Mrs. Elaine R. Olson
  Zandstra's Store for Men, Highland, IN
Mr. & Mrs. George Oakley
  Mr. Thomas M. Zimmerman
Mr. & Mrs. Clarence O. Pearson

Bench Sponsor

Mr. James W. Dye
              Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Neff
Mr. & Mrs. Tom & Liz DeGiulio
  Mr. & Mrs. David Nellans
Mr. & Mrs. George Erickson
  Ms. Patricia O'Connell
Ispat Inland, Inc.
  Mr. Gary Rassel
Kerger Enterprises, Schererville, IN
  Mr. Edward P. Robinson
Mr. & Mrs. Matt & Ruth Kerger
  Mrs. June M. Slamka
Frank Korba
  VFW Post 2697, Munster, IN
Mr. Terry McMahon
  Sandra S. Woodard
Munster Rotary Club
Munster Womens' Club

Flag Pole Sponsor

Fairmeadows Pharmacy, Inc.
              Mr. Marvin Weiss
Hasse Construction Company
  Mr. Charles L. Zandstra
People's Bank

Site Sponsor

Mr. Thomas J. Lasbury
              Barbara & Dean White Foundation
The McCormick Tribune Foundation

Tree Sponsor

Mr. Fred Berglund
              Elaine Olson
Burns-Kish Funeral Homes, Inc.
  Olthoff Homes, LLC, Schererville, IN
Kay Cambell
  Precision Construction
Centier Bank
  Mr. Ralph Papesh, Munster, IN
Ms. Linda Del Favero
  Diana Perez
Dr. & Mrs. George Compton
  Peer Cabinet & Countertop, Inc., Crown Point, IN
Ms. Marion G. Fulte
  Shirley, Arentz, MaryJo Peters
Ray Guiden
  Mr. James J. Piekarczyk
Denise Gurley
  Don Powers Agency
Joanne Hall
  Mr. Gary Rassel
Hammond Woman's Club
  Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Reed
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Harrigan
  Mr. Mike Remec
Harra's East Chicago Casino & Hotel
  Ms. Alice A. Robinson
Hartsfield Village, Munster, IN
  Dean Sangalis
Highland Student Councils, Highland, IN
  Mr. & Mrs. David & JoAnne Schafer
Mr. John Hluska
              Mr. & Mrs. Joy & Charles Schoemaker
Ms. Shirley Jacobs
  Signatures Awards
JWP/Hyre Electric, Highland, IN
  St. Thomas Moore School Student Coucil 2003
Mr. & Mrs. Richard & Sylvia Komyatte
  Strack & Van Til
Elizabeth Mahoney
  Suncrest Christian Church, St. John, IN
Ms. Barbara McQueen
  Sun Realty
Mr. & Mrs. John & Audrey Meyer
  Tri Electronics
Mr. Joseph Miles
  Tri-State Hose, Munster, IN
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald & Karen Millies
  VFW Memorial Post 1109
Mr. & Mrs. John Mybeck
  Vidimos, Inc., East Chicago, IN
Munster Fraternal Order of Police, Munster, IN
  Ms. Michelle Vogt
Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Neff
  Musetta Yeager
Mr. & Mrs. David Nellans
  Mr. & Mrs. Mike & Susan Wood
Mrs. Shirley Nowaczyk
  Mr. & Mrs. James & Dorthy Zaun