They’re our brave protectors, our loyal patriots, our heroic soldiers. American veterans have sacrificed so much for the sake of our freedom – and they deserve to be honored. That’s why Gate City Bank donated $50,000 toward the construction of Veterans Memorial Park in Grand Forks, ND.
The $1.2 million project was opened to the public April 21, 2021, and the grand opening ceremony took place on September 11, 2021.
“Gate City Bank believes in creating a better way of life for our customers, communities and team members,” says Becky Mindeman, Senior Vice President of Retail Banking, and a member of the Veterans Memorial Park Dedication Committee. “We’re thankful and proud to honor this nation’s courageous veterans, and are forever grateful for their service to our country.”
Veterans Memorial Park is located adjacent to the roundabout at 24th Avenue South and 34th Street South in Grand Forks. These two roadways will be ceremonially named Veterans Memorial Parkway. Additionally, the project includes the following features:
Pillars stand in place, representing all five branches of the military.
Visitors can witness the 6-foot-high, 40-foot-long black granite wall with laser-etched images describing the pivotal role American veterans played in past wars.
Placed to honor living and deceased veterans.
These include shelters and benches for meditation and reflection.
Three of them are raised to represent the U.S., North Dakota and POW-MIA.
Creating a better way of life for communities is at the core of who we are, especially when it comes to supporting emergency response personnel. Learn more about how local team members stepped in to help the Wahpeton (ND) Fire Department, donating $14,000 to cover the cost of 53 new protective helmets.
Learn more about how we partnered with YWCA Cass Clay on a supportive housing initiative that promotes an environment of safety, stability and community for women and children who have experienced domestic abuse and poverty.
Our beloved senior citizens have played a crucial role in making us who we are today. Learn more about how we’re offering them extra support, especially when it comes to preventing elder abuse in assisted living homes within our communities.
Learn more about how our team members have donated $30,000 and countless volunteer hours to help bring new life to a Minot animal shelter, which provides much-needed care for furry little friends, both locally and throughout North Dakota.
Photos provided by Tweten's Photography, © 2021