Posted: Jun 12, 2013 3:21 PM by Adam Bell
Updated: Jun 12, 2013 3:23 PM
The Livingston community is coming together to try and create a veterans' wall, honoring the 44 fallen Montana soldiers from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
The hope is to have the wall located at the corner of Callender and D streets, the corner of the city-county complex property.
The idea was generated by community member Greg Durham who feels that there is a need for a wall like this in Livingston.
"My motivation has always been a love and respect for the military, and I feel like, as a citizen, I just need to give something back to the military," Durham said.
"He keeps me posted on a lot of things and I just really appreciate his efforts to get this done," Park County Commissioner Jim Durgan said.
The estimated cost of the wall is $15,000. Thanks to a fundraiser last weekend, a third of that cost has already been raised.
To learn more about the wall, or to donate, you can call Durham at 406-224-3586 or email email@example.com.
Meanwhile, the Montana Department of Transportation has agreed to name the new bridge north of town, the Veterans Bridge. The Livingston City Commission will take up the issue during an upcoming commission meeting.