Korean War Memorial receives $50,000 donation from Commissioners to begin building process


During Wednesday’s Marion County Commissioners meeting the county signed and approved to donate $50,000 to the Fairmont Korean War Veterans Memorial.  

Memorial creator, Columbus Carpenter said that he was amazed by the support of the whole area for helping with just a dream that started with only $50,000.

“This gives me enough now with this $50,000 that the county donated. I can get some plaques setup  and I’m not going to give it up. I’m 85 years of age and I want to see it done before the good Lord calls me home” said Korean Veteran Columbus Carpenter.

The donation from commissioners will help start the process of making plaques and memorials for each all veterans who have had a plaque purchased in their name.

Plaques will be priced at $50 a piece.

If you want to order a plaque you can send a self mailed envelope to:

Columbus Carpenter Korean Memorial

1501 Rose Lane

Fairmont, West Virginia 26554

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