On the 11th hour, the guns fell silent. Not all came home.



Many thanks to the Buchanan County Community Foundation  and the Community Foundation of NE Iowa for the two grants awarded to Operation 11th Hour.

https://cfneia.org/ Here for the Greater Good.

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Creating a memorial to Honor the Veterans of Buchanan County

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, THE GUNS FELL SILENT AND NOT ALL CAME HOME.

The war to end all wars, World War I, ended at 11a.m. on November 11. 1918. November 11th was established as Armistice Day and later named Veteran's Day to recognize the valor and sacrifice of those who served our country.

Any veteran, not just from Buchanan County,  may be recognized with the purchase of a paver or bench.

Below is the proposed layout of the memorial that will be located in the front lawn of the Buchanan County Courthouse.
The memorial will include benches and pavers that may be purchased and monument panels.
Drawings and plans are subject to change.

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We Need Your Help

We need your help to create a memorial to honor all Buchanan County Veterans.  Please consider purchasing a bench, making a donation or purchase a paver by going to: www.operation11thhour.org/donate

Committee Project Goals

Estimate Project Cost:  $109,845

Proposed Construction Timeline:
Groundbreaking: November 11, 2018
(100th Anniversary of the end of WW I)
Construction begins: Spring 2019
Dedication: July 4, 2019


Purchase a bench for $5,000
Benches are custom ordered.
To order a bench contact:
Roger Allen 319-327-0538
or George Lake 319-327-6669

Help Us Reach Our Goals