MANITOWOC, Wis. (WFRV) – After ‘Saving The Flame’ reached its goal of raising $200,000, Manitowoc’s Eternal Flame will be able to burn forever.
According to officials, there is enough money set aside to support the Eternal Flame expenses for a couple of years. The ‘Save The Flame’ Fund will accrue interest and grow over time.
Two years ago the Manitowoc County United Veterans Council made a pledge to keep the flame burning and started fundraising with a goal of $200,000.
For 50 years the flame has been burning in this memorial, honoring Lakeshore veterans, funded through a donation made back in 1993.
Donations will continue to be accepted, and any donation over $1,000 will get the donor’s name etched in the ‘Save The Flame’ stone at the Veterans Memorial.