Bell Tower Memorial to Build in Village of Pewaukee
CCI rendering of the proposed Bell Tower Memorial to be located in Kiwanis Village Park in Pewaukee.
Pewaukee, Wis. – Fundraising is in progress by the Bell Tower Memorial (BTM) to complete a Veteran and community memorial within the Kiwanis Village Park.
BTM is a non-profit organization helping to preserve our country’s history and promote learning through various programs, events and the construction of a Memorial. Started nearly six years ago with a determined Board and local volunteers, the organization and its strategy have evolved over time, but always with the same mission: to Honor, Educate and Remember those who have served our country and our community.
Previously slated for the City of Pewaukee near the intersection of I-94 and Hwy. 164, BTM found it necessary to restructure their plans following the pandemic. As with many non-profit organizations, 2020 was a difficult year for fundraising so the BTM Board worked directly with the Village of Pewaukee to design a memorial that honors our local Veterans and the community, but at a less significant cost.
“The Bell Tower Memorial has always been about creating a space in Pewaukee where the community can honor all Veterans and pay tribute to special loved ones,” said Doug Swanson, President of the BTM Board, “We are excited that our current plan allows us to move forward with this special recognition.”
BTM is working with CCI, Corporate Contractors, Inc., Beloit/Delafield to design and construct the memorial which will showcase a flag court representing each branch of the US military, a beautiful memorial brick walkway leading to benches and a decorative tower featuring a working bell.
In addition to this public landmark, BTM also organizes events like their annual Veterans Oral History Project, Veterans in the Classroom, Take a Vet to Lunch, and more.