The Urbana Foundation, on behalf of the Freedom Grove Committee and the Urbana Rotary Club, announced that DuPont Pioneer donated $2,500 toward the Freedom Grove project.
The grant will be used to support a sheltered area or plaza where engraved pavers and signage will honor county residents who gave their lives through military or civilian service in support of freedom. Kevin Forrest of DuPont Pioneer sponsored the grant.
“The Freedom Grove is a unique and widely-acclaimed community asset that we are proud to support,” Forrest said. “The grant will allow the community to honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and we are proud to support that effort.”
“The Freedom Grove is home to some of our most important relics, from our Bicentennial Bell to a beam from the World Trade Center,” said Terry Howell, co-chairman of the Freedom Grove initiative. “We want this area to continue to be a gathering place for citizens of all ages to learn about our history and honor those who have served.”
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Pioneer makes contributions to community-based organizations on behalf of the business and employees. Consideration for outreach grants are given to communities where Pioneer representatives, employees and customers live and work and that support quality-of-life initiatives to create an improved, sustainable lifestyle for people worldwide.
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Submitted by Urbana Rotary Club.