The Salina Saline County War Memorial, Inc. was formed in 1992 to recognize and remember the war dead of Saline County and all those that serve their country. A monument was constructed in Salina’s Sunset Park featuring an eight-sided concrete monolith with giant bronze plaques. Paving bricks with inscribed veteran’s names outlined the walkways and was known as the “Walk of Honor". The memorial was dedicated to the City of Salina in 1994 to be maintained by the Salina Parks and Recreation. After completion of the project the Salina Saline County War Memorial, Inc. filed dissolution papers with the IRS and the not-for-profit organization disbanded.
Twenty-four years later, a new committee re-instated the original 501(c)(3) status to operate again as a non-profit organization allowing citizens to purchase inscribed bricks to honor additional veterans. An expansion of the memorial to the east and west was necessary.
The Salina Saline County War Memorial, Inc. (SSCWM) will be a perpetual organization to continue honoring veterans into the distant future.
Below you can view a quick introduction to the Saline County War Memorial!