Veterans Park in Cedar Falls

Posted: 16th April 2015 by Danielle in Journal
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Today there was a groundbreaking for a great cause! And a huge advancement for Veterans and the community!

A $100,000 expansion of Veterans Park along Waterloo Road  in Cedar Falls using donated cash, labor, and materials will begin this spring and continue through the summer. And a huge thanks to Taylor’s Grandpa, Sid Morris for his  efforts!

A groundbreaking today at 3 p.m. April 16 marked the beginning of the Veterans Memorial park.

We were so happy to be there for Sid and so proud of his passion and hard work!

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We found Taylor and his brother, Riley’s brick at the Veteran’s Memorial Park.

This park was acquired in 1996, this park is dedicated to those who have served their country. The park pays tribute to all 5 military services and recognizes individuals by engraving their names on the five brick walkways established in this passive park. It is an area created for quiet reflection and/or public ceremony.

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speech time!

Posted: 14th April 2015 by Danielle in Journal
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Here is your chance!!

Posted: 12th April 2015 by Danielle in Journal
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Taylor and I will be speaking this Wednesday from 11-2 at the Leadership Summit for Iowa High School student leaders but ALL are welcome.

We want to take full advantage of the Veterans’ Memorial seating space and give as many people as possible the opportunity to hear what Taylor has to say.
I have attached the letter for the general public that gives the details of the Summit and the Registration link. You have until April 15 to sign up so act now!

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We will be sharing our personal journey, as well as, Bobby Henline.  We hope to challenge the students and all attendees to rethink how leadership is defined, what it means to lead by example and how mental attitude can overcome adversity. The Traveling exhibit, “Remembering Our Fallen from Iowa” will be on display. 


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