Veterans and community members are welcome and encouraged to join the Fennimore American Legion Post 184 for a re-dedication ceremony of Memorial Drive on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
On May 1, 1969, the Fennimore City Council approved designating 12th Street as Memorial Drive in honor of Fennimore residents Francis Mulvey, Allen Novinska, and Donald Smith, as well as all of Fennimore’s war heroes, past and present. Mulvey, Novinska, and Smith lived on the same street in Fennimore and lost their lives within eight months of each other while serving in the Vietnam War. The original signage has since aged and weathered. The new updated signage will be unveiled during the re-dedication ceremony and will include the names of the three individuals being honored.
The ceremony will be located near the southeast corner of the junction of Lincoln Avenue and 12th Street (in front of Casey’s General Store) and will feature a full service with the rifle team and honor guard. Attendees are asked to park on side streets and avoid parking in the Casey’s parking lot.