Wall of Heroes hits $500 fundraising goal to pay back taxes
Posted: 03/04/2013 at 7:00 pm
By: Emily Pfund
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The Wall of Heros at the corner of Franklin and Oakland is for sale. (Truth Photo by J. Tyler Klassen)
Fisher said in February he owed $500 in back taxes on the property on which the memorial wall sits at 508 Oakland Ave.
He decided to put the property up for sale to someone who would maintain the memorial rather than see it sold at public auction.
Elkhart resident Jason Moreno heard about Fisher’s plight and organized a fund at 1st National Bank to raise money for the memorial.
Moreno said he raised $285 for about a dozen donors. The rest other $215 came from donations at Fisher’s secondhand store.
Fisher said one donor who wished to remain anonymous gave him a note with the donation calling him a hero and thanking him for his efforts to remember Indiana’s fallen heroes.
“Thank you for allowing us to help your dream live on and don’t ever let your dream die,” the donor wrote.
“That made me feel great,” Fisher said.
Fisher said he is still working with local organizations to secure the memorial’s future.