October 23, 2021
The Main Street Park Servicemembers Monument had deteriorated to the point that it was unbefitting the memories and sacrifices made by those whose names appeared on it. The addition of new names of more recent veterans and servicemembers were restricted by space and deteriorated panels. A committee of veterans and concerned citizens was established to move forward with design and construction of a new Monument in Main Street Park to replace the old structure. The East Helena Cory-Dullum Post 10010 VFW and the City of East Helena have moved forward to replace the old memorial with a new monument.
On Veterans Day, November 11, 2019, the Servicemembers Monument was officially dedicated.
The East Helena Cory-Dullum Post 10010 VFW members, and the established names committee, discussed the vetting process that was used to add names and decided that any submitted name should be considered if the servicemember has lived in the East Helena area or is a member of the East Helena VFW. All Cory-Dullum Post 10010 VFW members on the roster have been added automatically. All names on the old “Servicemen’s Monument” qualified and were transferred over to the new monument. Names were collected throughout 2018 and February 2019, vetted, and have been added. In total, the new monument contains 1464 names.