The City of Halsey is honored to have been a recipient of a $28,515 grant from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Veterans & War Memorials Grant program, as well as a $500 grant from the Central Linn Community Foundation to rejuvenate the Veterans Memorial Park located at 773 West 1st Street. The project involved removing the maple tree from the park, installing a new circular seating area with benches, a new flag pole and lighting, and a new monument in the center of the park. The unhealthy trees in the planting strip on the south end of the park were replaced, and new planters were added. The new monument honors the service of Veterans from the Central Linn Community: Halsey, Brownsville, and Shedd, and the surrounding rural area. The City of Halsey is grateful for the partnership of the American Legion Post 184. We also thank the Brownsville Community Foundation, the Central Linn Lions Club, DLF Pickseed USA, Georgia Pacific, Alyrica, Grace Bible Community Church, the Halsey Shedd Rural Fire Protection District, and the Spirit of the Valley United Methodist Church for their support for the project. The project budget also included volunteer hours, community donations, in-kind donations, and city contribution of labor, equipment and funds.The memorial was dedicated on November 4, 2017 with over 100 guests in attendance. Click HEREfor a wonderful video of the ceremony by the Albany Democrat Herald.