Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
In 2006, a group of Medina Veterans, their family members and representatives from the Medina Sandstone Society embarked on a project to provide a permanent tribute to the 550 soldiers from Orleans County and the surrounding area who joined Company F. These men enlisted and trained at the Medina Armory for conflicts from 1898 to 1945 including the Spanish-American War, Mexican-American, World War I and World War II, as well as Company C from 1947-77.
On October 14, 2008, after two years of planning, fundraising and building Phase I, the Company F Memorial was dedicated to those soldiers at an emotional ceremony featuring surviving WWII Veterans as well as their families and local dignitaries. View images from the ceremony.
The Company F Memorial Committee has reunited to complete Phase II of the monument—the statue.
The intention is to seek funding and build an historically accurate pre-WWII soldier statue to be mounted on top of the existing Company F monument at the Medina Armory, currently the YMCA. The life-sized statue will provide a meaningful depiction of those deployed men whose names are engraved on the monument plaques.
In partnership with the Medina Sandstone Society, the Company F Memorial Committee seeks a goal of $55,000* in funding which will cover the cost of materials, labor and installation of the statue. An additional $10,000 will be needed for an additional flagpole and to replace plaques with updated information. (*This value was adjusted since we received bids from the artists.)
We thank you in advance for supporting this most important piece of local history and honoring those who made sacrifices for our freedom. God Bless America!