Veterans Memorial Plaza dedicated at Batavia Township Community Center

A concept that began in 2007 with a donated Humvee, became a reality on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11 when Batavia Township trustees invited the public to attend the official dedication of the Veterans Memorial Plaza located at the Batavia Township Community Center.

A Humvee, which was damaged while in service in Iraq, was donated to the township. After being refurbished and restored by BAE Systems in Fairfield, it now serves as the centerpiece of the memorial which represents military conflicts in the Middle East.

According to township administrator Rex Parsons, the Humvee represents the most popular mode of transportation for those serving in the military since 1977.