Bank Midwest is proud to support the Wall Lake American Legion Post 262’s endeavor to build a Veterans Memorial to honor the more than 350 veterans buried in the Wall Lake Cemetery. The American Legion was formed in France in 1919, following World War I. The Wall Lake Legion Post 262 was chartered in 1919 as an organization devoted to mutual helpfulness.
The project’s goal is to create a memorial to serve as a central area of focus for future generations to remember those who have served as well as instill a feeling of national service into the community.
“We owe a debt of gratitude to our veterans,” states Bank Midwest Community Bank President, Gae Schroeder. “This memorial will help us honor them and keep their memory alive while reminding our Wall Lake community of their dedication to us.”
The total project cost is $150,000, and project completion is expected by August 2019, to coincide with the Wall Lake Farm Festival and commemorate the Wall Lake American Legion Post 262’s 100th anniversary. The monument will be dedicated by Veteran’s Day 2019.
The Bank Midwest Community Fund is designed to help support larger community projects that are meeting a unique need in the markets it serves. The fund accepts proposals from local, community-based 501(c)3 organizations and is focused on the arts, environment, recreation, youth, and general long-term community betterment initiatives.
To be considered, applicants must demonstrate how their project will impact Bank Midwest customers, shareholders and employees, as well as how much market area the organization or event will reach and the potential for employee involvement.
About Bank Midwest
Bank Midwest is an employee-owned organization with 11 locations throughout Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota. The financial institution has assets of $809 million, and is a full-service financial institution offering loans and traditional FDIC-insured accounts, as well as insurance, investment and trust services. (Investment and insurance services are not deposits, not FDIC insured, not guaranteed by the bank and may go down in value.)