First stone of veterans’ wall placed

Published 6:08 pm Thursday, July 7, 2011

Ernie Ragsdale, left, president of the Southern Cruisers Motorcycle Club, and Thorsby Mayor Dearl Hilyer on Thursday commemorated the placing of the first piece of a Veterans’ Wall at the town’s Richard Wood Park.

The concrete structure will include names of Chilton County veterans. A base and plaque were placed Thursday, and the project is being led by Ragsdale’s group.

“We’re going to get them all on there that want to go on it,” Ragsdale said.

To donate to the project or have a local veteran’s name included on the wall, call Ragsdale at 646-0338 (home) or 688-0467 (cell).