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Taxes paid, Wall of Heroes preserved

The Wall of Heroes has raised funds to cover back property taxes.
Posted on March 4, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

ELKHART — Thanks to the generosity of over a dozen Elkhart County donors, Don Fisher can keep the Wall of Heroes memorial for another year.

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.




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 FILE - In this March 14, 2014, file photo, Rosa Parks' Presidential Medal of Freedom, left, and her Congressional Gold Medal are displayed at Guernsey's auction house, in New York. Hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks that have been sitting unseen for years in a New York warehouse have been sold to a foundation run by the son of billionaire investment guru Warren Buffett, the younger Buffett said Thursday, Aug. 28. Howard G. Buffett told The Associated Press that his foundation plans to give the items, which include Parks’ Presidential Medal of Freedom, to an institute he hasn’t yet selected. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Updated at 7:30 p.m.
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