General Electric Company Donates WWI Memorial to City
Mayor Tom Henry was joined today by local veterans, City Councilman Tom Didier, Parks & Recreation Director Al Moll, and Parks & Recreation staff to rededicate the WWI Memorial moved to McCulloch Park. The Memorial has been located behind a fence on the grounds of General Electric for the last 89 years. This new location in McCulloch Park will allow Fort Wayne citizens easier access to pay tribute to Fort Wayne WWI servicemen.
“The rededication of the WWI Memorial is a tremendous tribute to those who gave so much for our freedom,” said Mayor Henry. “McCulloch Park is a great location for the Memorial, and the City of Fort Wayne is honored to have a role in paying respect to our veterans.”
The memorial was erected on November 11, 1924 in honor of the 748 Fort Wayne Works General Electric Company employees who served in World War I, 1914 – 1918. The six employees who “made the extreme sacrifice” and died serving their country are named at the top of the memorial.