Scott Williamson, President and CEO of Window World of Rockford, Window World of Joliet, and Window World of Bloomington, visited the All Veterans’ Memorial Park in Freeport, IL. in August of 2010 and noticed that something was missing. As a Gulf War Veteran, he was looking for the Gulf War Memorial Wall and didn’t see one. He asked why and was told that it was due to a lack of funding. So Scott took matters into his own hands and made a donation to cover the cost of making and installing that particular granite wall. Three years later, the park is almost complete, and Scott Williamson is honored for his generous contribution.
“As a business owner, a father of 3, and a Marine Veteran from the Gulf War, I think it’s important to support people in the military that protect us and our freedom” Scott Williamson says. “It’s just my way of giving back and showing support”.
“It was great of Scott to be able to contribute the money. I wish we had more people like him that could contribute and continue to help make maintaining the park easier. We really appreciate his time and service that he gave to our country. This was a Veteran of the Gulf War giving to a Veteran park.” commented Clyde Fruth, All Veterans’ Memorial Park Board President.
Currently, the All Veteran’s Memorial Park features granite walls to represent the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Peace Time, and the Gulf War. The park also features flag poles representing USA, Illinois, POW/MIA, Stephenson County, US Army, US Navy, US Marine Corps, US Air Force, and US Coast Guard, as well as a Gold Star Memorial.
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About All Veteran’s Memorial Park: Located in Freeport, IL., The All Veterans Memorial Park broke ground on June 17th, 2005 on Walnut Road, just north of the Stephenson Nursing Center. The mission of the All Veterans Memorial Park is to honor and remember all the veterans of Stephenson County who have honorably served in the United States armed services by placing a memorial on designated, sacred ground in Stephenson County.