Traveling war monument stops in Jackson County

West Virginia

RAVENSWOOD, W. Va. (WOWK) — 

The community of Ravenswood is thanking veterans in a unique way, and while it may seem like a simple gesture it means alot to community members and those involved. 

Throughout the weekend, Ravenswood will be home to the Traveling Korean War Memorial.

“It gives me goosebumps,” said Mayor Josh Miller. “This is all about thanking all of the veterans who sacrificed everything for our country.” 

The memorial is part of the group called Freedom’s Never Free. 

​Freedom’s Never Free (FNF) is an appreciation celebration for our Veterans and active military members. Although the group’s main focus is on the veterans and military, they honor our first responders and law enforcement officials as well. 

The group travels around the country with three memorials aimed at honoring veterans from specific wars. The memorials include: the Traveling Korean Memorial, the Traveling WWII Memorial, or the Traveling Small Wars & Conflicts Memorial. 

The memorial must be guarded at all times, 24/7 said Freedom’s Never Free Volunteer Dana Bresley. 

“It is a sign of respect,” Bresley told 13 News.

Many community members have stepped up to volunteer to guard the memorial, inclduing local students, a boy scout troup, and other city officials. 

“It says a lot about the community,” added Mayor Miller. “We are a small community, but we have people that really care.” 

The memorial will be at the Washington Riverfront Park until Sunday. An official ceremony to honor all veterans will be held Saturday morning at 11 AM. For more information on the schedule of events, head to the Memorial’s Facebook page. 

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