Still room for more names on memorial

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SOUTH HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Kelly Danyluk with the Reno County Veterans’ Memorial said there is still room for more names on the memorial in South Hutchinson.

“A little over 3000 names we have room for,” Danyluk said. “They’re trickling in slowly. I have about 70 right now and when I get up to another 315, we’ll engrave another panel.”

The new names are alphabetized per panel going forward. The original list was alphabetized throughout. There are about 14,000 names out there right now.

“Go online and submit a name at https://renocountyveterans.com/,” Danyluk said. “You can go to the City of South Hutchinson office. They have a paper form you can fill out. They’ll take that and get it to us.”

A Veteran needs to have served in the military and be born in Reno County or have lived in Reno County for at least 10 years. They’re hoping to engrave a new panel each year.

“We did one last summer,” Danyluk said. “It turned out really good. If we have enough names, we’ll do one again in the spring or summer of this next year.”

They are still looking for donations, particularly to keep putting up fresh flags, as the Kansas wind makes them not last very long. The memorial is at Discovery Loop in South Hutchinson near the intersection of K-96, K-61, and U.S. 50, west of the Love’s truck stop.

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