In 1995, a memorial stone was erected in front of the War Memorial on West Broadway in Fulton. This monument was erected as a memorial for those who made the supreme sacrifice for our country. The Fulton Veteran's Council decided to add to this memorial.
The Fulton Veteran's Council proposed to set ten plaques to represent past conflicts in which our country has been engaged, starting with The Revolutionary War and followed by The War of 1812, The Mexican War, The Spanish-American War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, The Korean Conflict, The Vietnam War and Desert Storm. The plaques were set in an arc around the main memorial. The new area was paved with memorial bricks. A Memorial such as this would be the first of its kind.
The Council believed this would be very educational, especially to school aged children. Walking along this walkway, they would be able to see the cost of freedom and also the cost of maintaining our freedom over the years. Hence came the name "Walk of History".
It was originally planned to sell memorial bricks to the past and present service men and women only...but as older people will recall, building of the Fulton War Memorial was a community project. The Memorial was built with community contributions; therefore, we have decided that this new project should also be a community project. We invite all to participate.
To help pay for this addition, the Fulton Veteran's Council will sell these bricks at a cost of $50.00 each. A purchased brick will be engraved with the purchaser's name, plus two other lines of information that the purchaser will provide. Because of a recent flap over religious remarks on bricks in a nearby community, we ask that no religous remarks be placed on the bricks.
The money reaised from the sale of bricks will be used to erect and maintain this memorial. If a brick is purchased for service personnel, it can include past or present, peacetime or wartime service. This would make a wonderful gift to give a loved one, either present or deceased, to have his or her name set in "The Walk of History"