It was a hundred years ago Thursday, April 6th, 1917 that the First World War began. But members of the local Daughters of the American Revolution ran into some trouble about a month ago when they tried to commemorate it.
What they set out to do was to lay a wreath at Grimes County’s World War I Monument, but found out there is no World War I Monument in Grimes.
So instead, Robert Raines Chapter-Member Kathy Wells says they laid a wreath at the site in Historic Anderson Park where they hope to construct it. She says they’re hopefully getting the world out sufficiently in the community that they’ll be able to construct one during the next two year commemoration of The Big One.
And they’ve already begun getting bids. She says it’ll have to have a solid, concrete foundation and they are talking about putting engraved pavers in as well, so the estimated cost will probably be between $10,000 and $20,000.
If you’d like to have a part in funding Grimes’ World War I Monument, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Wells at 832-453-3188.