The Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Park was dedicated in 2002 to commemorate the soldiers who fought for our country. Veteran's names are engraved into the bricks on the walk-way as well as the stone wall surrounding the statue of the kneeling soldier. The memorial is located in Darrough Chapel Park, 602 S. Goyer Road.
In September of 2006, the group began work on a new monument bearing the legend "Global War on Terror." The new black granite monument notes those service personnel who've lost their lives in conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. The monument bears a Purple Heart and the names of six area service personnel who've perished in conflicts in the Mideast against terrorism.
Inscribed "Global War on Terror," it honors six young men.
Army Pfc. David Neil Simmons, 20, of Kokomo. He died April 8 - Easter Sunday - in Iraq. The Bradley Fighting Vehicle he was driving exploded in an attack in Baghdad.
Army Sgt. Rickey Jones, 21, of Kokomo. He died Feb. 22, 2006. He and three other members of the 101st Airborne Division were on patrol in a Humvee and where killed by a roadside bomb.
Army Spc. Nathan J. Frigo, 23, of Kokomo. He died Oct. 17, 2006. He was killed when a bomb exploded near his vehicle in Baqubah, a city northeast of Baghdad.
Marine Lance Cpl. James Swain, 20, of Kokomo. He died Nov. 15, 2004, during fighting in Fallujah.
Army Pvt. Robert McKinley, 23, of Kokomo. He died July 8, 2003, in Germany after suffering heat stroke while in Mosul in mid-June.
Army National Guard Spc. Brian Michael Clemens, 19, of Kokomo. He died after a Humvee overturned near Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.