Congressman Buck attends memorial ground breaking in Lamar
Last weekend, Congressman Buck attended the ground breaking ceremony for the Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Memorial in Lamar.
History was being made while our past was being celebrated at the Big Timbers Museum in Lamar, Saturday, October 1st.
Two occasions were noted; the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Prowers County Historical Society’s Big Timbers Museum and groundbreaking for the future Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Memorial on the museum’s property...
Big Timbers Museum Curator, Kathleen Scranton, said, “Our success at the museum has been defined by the generosity of the County, starting with the donation of the building by the AT&T Phone Company in 1966.” She gave thanks to the Historical Society for all the work the group has volunteered in categorizing all the display items.
Board member, Sharon Hetrick, recounted the early days of the Society and the history of her family’s involvement in the museum, dating back to the Weldon-Green families and the role they played in establishing the museum.
U.S. Congressman Ken Buck from the 4th Congressional District, remarked on the groundbreaking ceremony for the 9/11 Tribute Memorial. “This memorial will honor those persons who have risked or given their lives in defense of their nation and first responders who continue to serve their neighbors in the country. Many of these people never stopped to give a thought of their own welfare while they were securing the safety of others. And many gave their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan to ensure that the battle they fought would not reach our land.”