Construction of Veterans Memorial Plaza begins

A memorial to honor veterans in Clermont County which began with a donated Humvee is becoming a reality in Batavia Township.

The Humvee, which will serve as the centerpiece, was donated by BAE Systems more than two years ago.

“Just as the helicopter represents the mode of transportation for Vietnam veterans, the Humvee represents the mode of transportation used by our military serving in the Middle East. This Humvee was destroyed while in use and has been refurbished by BAE Systems, of Fairfield,” said Gertrud Whitaker, field representative for Congresswoman Jean Schmidt.