Humvee to be used in war memorial

Members of the Military War Memorial Committee were present during the Batavia Township Trustee meeting on Monday, May 4, to ceremonially relinquish ownership of a Humvee to the township.

The vehicle was donated to the committee more than two years ago to serve as a centerpiece for a memorial to those who served the country in military conflicts beginning in 1977. The repaired and refurbished Humvee was donated by BAE Systems in Fairfield. The mission of the committee was to establish a war memorial on the grounds of the Batavia Township Community Center.

Their initial goal was for a dedication in November 2008 and then to entrust the memorial to Batavia Township for maintenance and future improvements and additions.