What started out as a tribute by Charlie Emmendorfer of CRE Welding in Montrose, MI to honor his father-in-law Richard Velat, a P.O.W. during the Korean War, became the six-foot tall stainless steel bell which will be the centerpiece of the Veterans Bell Memorial. The two-ton bell has taken 2½ years to build and is not completely finished yet. The proposed building to house the bell will be a unique octagon-shape. Inside the memorial building the information about veterans for whom we receive donations will be displayed. We will honor Active Duty Veterans as well as Reservists and National Guardsmen.Your donation is needed, today, to help build the memorial.