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    Bell Tower Memorial

     

    PO Box 681

    Pewaukee, WI, 53072

    262-523-0100

     

    www.belltowermemorial.org

     


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    To Learn More:

    If you would like more information on the Bell Tower Memorial Project, or would like to help support the initiative, please contact:

     

    Jean Miller at jjermiller@aol.com,
    262-523-0100

     

    Cheri Enters at c4golf@wi.rr.com,
    262-695-5330

     

    Steve Peterman at speterman@twparchitecture.com,
    262-641-0729

     

     

    You can also visit the Bell Tower Memorial website at www.belltowermemorial.org.

     

    The Bell Tower Memorial is a 501c3 organization.

     

     

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    Our Mission

                   

    The Bell Tower Memorial will be a place to honor, celebrate and remember all veterans, first responders and loved ones who have made a difference in our lives and have sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. It is intended to signify the foundation of our dynamic U.S. history. Events, exhibits and programs showcased at the Bell Tower facility will inspire people of all ages.

     

    Land has been acquired to build the Bell Tower Memorial on the SE corner of Hwy 164 and Busse Road in the City of Pewaukee just two blocks north of I-94. The Tower itself will be three stories featuring an exhibition and programming space with state of the art projection and sound equipment that can accommodate 30 – 55 people, and exhibits focusing on community service and recognition. The site will be landscaped with beautiful plantings and rain gardens for year round foliage. Decorative lighting will enhance the structure while illuminating the flag court consisting of Stars and Stripes, State of Wisconsin and POW/MIA flags on display. The property will feature a Memory Garden with beautiful plantings and a walkway paved with inscribed memorial bricks from donors to honor and thank those who made a difference in our lives. All these features and more will be topped off with a Verdin carillon system that reproduces the sound of cast bronze tower bells and offers a wide repertoire of music to fit any theme. Whether patriotic for Fourth of July or Veteran’s Day, solemn for memorial services or festive for happy times, the carillon will set the tone for every occasion.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The architectural firm and construction manager have created plans, engineering work has started and committees are seeking volunteers in order to expand.  Recently announced “Enhanced Phase 1” includes a Memorial Park with landscaped grounds, the rain gardens, walkways with inscribed memorial bricks, two engraved granite monuments, the three-flag court, and parking lot.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Community leaders have come together in support of the Bell Tower Memorial project:

     

    Scott Klein, Mayor City of Pewaukee:

    “As Mayor, I see the Bell Tower Memorial as a community gathering place to honor veterans and loved ones in ceremonies and celebrations. It is unique to Waukesha County and SE Wisconsin because it has a classroom for educational programs and displays.”

     

    Margaret Farrow, Former Lt. Governor:

    “We know we learn from the past and I believe it’s important to honor the past and this Bell Tower represents that to me.”

     

    Tommy “T” Tradewell, Past National Commander Veterans of Foreign Wars:

    “Seldom in life do we get an opportunity to actually be part of an historic development like The Bell Tower Memorial. Every citizen and community minded business that wishes to honor and remember someone who has protected them now has the chance. Being a small part of this project has truly enhanced my life, and if you choose to support this project I am sure it will do the same for you.”

     

    And local educators are excited about this new, valuable, community addition:

     

    JoAnn Sternke, Superintendent, Pewaukee School District:

    “The Pewaukee School District stands as a supporter of the Bell Tower Memorial project. Its mission “to honor, educate, and remember” is one we strongly support as we look to educate our students in citizenship.”

     

    Dr. Ryan Krohn, Assistant Superintendent, Waukesha School District:

    “The School District of Waukesha supports the Bell Tower project as an example of a community education experience.”

     

     

    The Bell Tower Memorial Board of Directors and Leadership Committee are looking forward to beginning Phase I – Memorial Park and are looking for sponsors and donors to help make that happen.  The construction of Phase 1 will begin as soon as $400,000 has been raised.  The goal is to raise the funds by December 1 in order to ensure a ground breaking in spring of 2017.  We need angel donors to kick off the fundraising perhaps through a corporate challenge to business leaders and the philanthropic community. 

     

     Volunteers are also needed to help expand valuable committees.  Perhaps your company or organization is looking for ways to serve your community.  We would be happy to present the project at an upcoming meeting or gathering, just let us know; we would love to hear from you! There is a Business Plan on file and marketing materials are available.

     




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