STATEHOUSE — State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) joined veterans, city officials and community members on Saturday in downtown Decatur to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Peace Monument.
The Peace Monument was constructed in 1913 to honor Adams Co. veterans who served in the wars prior to its construction. The movement to build the monument was spearheaded by French Quinn, whose dedication to his city and county has left a lasting mark on our community.
The statue of the female figure of peace and the nurse was designed by Charles Mulligan and carved by Charles Dodd. The stone used for the monument was from the same quarry that supplied the limestone for the construction of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis.
“The Peace Monument is a symbol of hope in our community and also serves as a way to honor those who protect our freedom,” said Rep. Lehman. “I was honored to participate in this joyous occasion.”
For more information on the effort to restore the monument to its original look and to add a Wall of Peace behind it, visit the Peace Monument website at www.adamscountypeacemonument.com.