McComb Family Foundation Donates $25,000 for Columbarium

Fort Wayne, IN: The McComb Family Foundation donated $25,000 for a
Granite Columbarium to be built at Veterans National Memorial Shrine and
Museum, 2122 O’Day Road.

According to Dave McComb President of the Foundation “We really wanted
to help the Shrine continue to grow and secure a place in Fort Wayne history
to benefit all veterans.” McComb added, “Sales from the Columbarium will
provide necessary funds to establish an endowment to make sure the Shrine
and Museum are around for many years to come.” Completion date is
scheduled for fall of this year.

The Columbarium will contain cremated remains of a veteran and one other
in a niche complete with engraved bronze plate designating veteran that is
inurnment in the Columbarium. The Columbarium will be located next to the
newly proposed Sterling Chapel, which is scheduled to be completed by the
spring of 2022. Commander Greg Bedford said “This Columbarium will be
a great tribute to all veterans and a way a family can memorialize their loved
one.” For more information contact the Veterans National Memorial Shrine
and Museum at 260-267-5022.


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Hello my Name is Tim Schild Formerly SFC Schild of the US ARMY where I served six years on active duty and 11 in the Reserves and National Guard. I currently work as a Peer Support Specialist for the VA.

Carpenters Local 232 donated materials for a Cupola to house the new speakers at the Veterans National Memorial Shrine and Museum located at 2122 O’Day Rd. Fort Wayne, IN.

IKORCC Representative Tom Case, and Local 232 Veterans Ron Clements, Dave Straub, and John Evans volunteered to honor our veterans and lend a helping hand.

Darryl Esterline with Local 20 SMART Sheet Metal Workers, also volunteered to supply metal flashing and help with installation.

A newly organized display case is helping us honor our founders, Eric and Cleo Scott.

One of the big items is the 6th Engineers Guidon in the center of the case. It has an image of the castle in the upper left corner. The outside edge is red with red lettering inside the white center rectangle area. 1917 is placed in the lower right as the year of formation for the 6th Engineers.

These words were spoken by our founder, Eric Scott and echoed by his wife, Cleo at the establishment of what has become the Veterans National Memorial Shrine & Museum in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Eric Scott was only 18 when he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was mustered in and spent six weeks in training. His assignment was to the Third Infantry Division, Sixth Combat Engineers in France.