Welcome Home Soldier is organized and operated for the purposes that are beneficial to the public interest, specifically for the erection and maintenance of a public monument of national magnitude to honor all United States Veterans, living or deceased.


  Welcome Home Soldier Memorial Park

"Amidst the uncertainties of war, every soldier is entitled to one
certainty...that he will not be forgotten or abandoned."

Click here for an updated YouTube video of the Welcome Home Soldier (July 2014)

MISSION STATEMENT
Welcome Home Soldier is organized and operated for the purposes that are beneficial to the public interest, specifically for the erection and maintenance of a public monument of national magnitude to honor all United States Veterans, living or deceased.

As we have watched our country honor soldiers like the true heroes that they are, it has stirred a great deal of emotion. It appears that our country has realized what we owe our soldiers. It is the desire of the Welcome Home Soldier Committee to build and maintain a monument that will honor our nations’ veterans – past, present, and future.

Located in the nation’s heartland, this monument will honor all veterans. Monroe County has generously donated eight acres of land on highway 34 (named after the 34th Infantry) just west of the city limits to make an honored place in the heart of Iowa and a grateful nation where all soldiers, living and deceased, can be at home with their comrades – a fitting home for this special kind of monument.

Welcome Home Soldier was organized by veterans. Led by a board of seven veterans, supported by a diverse advisory board and professional legal and financial consultants, we have enlisted dedicated individuals to ensure the success of our mission.

Memorializing both living and deceased alive duty peacetime and wartime honorable discharged veterans; this monument will immortalize their service to their country and a model of honor for future generations. To qualify, the veteran must have been active duty during peacetime or war time; also, any Reserve or National Guard members called active duty for other-than-training would be qualified.

Click here to view the names on the Memorial. 


Concept Statement

Donation Form

White Crosses Information (updated January 2, 2013)

For any questions contact JIM KELLER, President of Welcome Home Soldier Board @ jigginjimmy@yahoo.com  – Cell Number: 641-777-1663 or any of the Welcome Home Soldier Board or

Board of Supervisor members at (641) 932-7706

Denny Ryan or Mike Beary via email

John Hughes via email

Veteran's Affairs Director Diane Durian at (641) 932-5622 or via email

Pictures of the progress


Here is a model of what the Welcome Home Soldier park will look like when the Crosses and Flags are in place.
Click on any of the photo's below to see a larger image.
WHS Model Photo 1 WHS Model photo 2
WHS Model photo 3 WHS Model photo 4


Welcome Home Soldier is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization and your donations are all tax deductible to the full extent fo the law. Federal ID #20-4882082.
Board of Directors


President


Jim Keller
Home: (641) 932-3265
Cell: (641) 777-1663

President's Quarterly Update


Vice President
Steve Griffin


Treasurer
Tim Shehan
Tim Shehan
Cell: (641) 799-9997


Board Members


Max Cox
Cell: (641) 799-1058

Gary Dustin
Gary Dustin

Kenny Shepard
Kenny Shepard

Dean Stocker

Todd Ratliff