|“A nation that forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten.
This is but a small tribute to all the veterans whose names are forever etched on these tablets.
We are eternally grateful for their service to this great nation.
All gave some, some gave all.”
Following the generous donation of Barton County residents, the Commission established the Golden Belt Veterans Memorial to recognize the service of Barton County veterans.
A center monument with military insignias was dedicated on May 25, 2014. At that time flag poles for the American flag and for the military service flags were installed.
The Barton County Commissioners and the Memorial Parks Advisory Committee members dedicated the first Veteran’s Memorial Stone on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2015. The Memorial Stone contains the names of 377 veterans.
The second Memorial Stone, containing the names of 389 Barton County veterans was dedicated on Veteran's Day, November 11, 2016.
Stone III was dedicated on November 11, 2018.
The County has closed out Stone IV and it is anticipated it will be dedicated in late 2022.
No additional names are being taken at this time.