During its regular meeting on Tuesday night, The Colony City Council voted unanimously to accept the donation of resident Tim Hall’s Iwo Jima war memorial statue, which was on display at Mr. Hall’s home in The Colony during the Fourth of July holiday.
During the display, veterans, first-responders, and others signed their names to the memorial as gestures of tribute and patriotism.
Early indications are that the statue will be located at the Government Center at 6301 Main St., which is where the local veterans of Holley-Riddle American Legion Post No. 21 convene.
Mayor Joe McCourry, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps., was grateful for the spirit of community the memorial’s presence has brought to the city.
“The outpouring of patriotism for this symbol was just amazing,” McCourry said. “During the Fourth of July holiday, there were 1,200 visitors traveling from all over to see this monument. We are proud and deeply moved by the heartfelt feelings for our nation that have poured into our city because of Mr. Hall’s tribute.”
A timeline and exact location for installation of the memorial has not yet been determined.
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