The Ontonagon County Veterans Memorial is on the front lawn of the Rockland activity center (old school) in Rockland, Michigan. Its construction was sponsored by the American Legion Milton G. Preiss Post 92 of Rockland.
The Memorial is dedicated to those veterans from Ontonagon County who paid the supreme sacrifice defending our great country but is also a tribute to all veterans from Ontonagon County, past, present and future.
The Memorial is approximately 20 by 32 feet, with the monument 8 feet wide and 7 feet high.
Walls: The walls are three feet high with two walkways entering the Memorial. Unlike most Memorials where you walk up to a monument and read a plaque, at this Memorial you are inside the walls. It is like you are on hallowed ground. There is a certain sanctity to it.
Fountain: The fountain adds tranquility—there is something about trickling water.
Evergreen: The corners have some evergreen shrubs. The evergreen represents everlasting life, that we will not forget our fallen and departed comrades.
Benches: There are four benches inside the walls. This allows some easy solitude if someone desires to just sit and ponder.
Lights: There is lighting to provide for safety and security.
Flags: There are three flags. The American flag, the state of Michigan flag, and the POW/MIA flag.
Monument: It has the recessed section for the plaque. The black granite plaque has a light above it and is etched with the names of those from Ontonagon County who paid the supreme sacrifice for our country.
Inquiries can be mailed to:
Ontonagon County Veterans Memorial
P.O. Box 342
Rockland, MI 49960
or e-mail the Memorial Committee