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Illinois river town plans lasting D-Day tribute

Driving past the towering limestone bluffs overlooking the Great River Road and Mississippi River at Grafton, Ill., in 2019, Mike Morrow exclaimed to his wife, Lynne, “It’s Pointe du Hoc!”

‘American Legion National Magazine’

Grafton Celebrates D-Day Anniversary with New Memorial Project With Much Activity

 On the 80th anniversary of D-Day, Grafton Mayor Mike Morrow and the city have taken significant steps to honor veterans with a new memorial project.

‘Riverbender.com’

National Memorial of Military Ascent announces documentary partnership with Penultimate, LTD

The National Memorial of Military Ascent has announced the approval of a documentary project in collaboration with Penultimate, LTD. This partnership will see David Schock, Thom Bell and Jay Round producing a documentary of the Grafton Veteran’s Memorial.

‘IL Business Journal’

NMMA supporters ‘Storm the Beach’ at Raging Rivers

Jersey County Journal Visitors got to take an up close look Friday evening at the vehicles brought in by Army Ranger reenactors at the Storm the Beach event at Raging Rivers. Community support is continuing to grow for the National Memorial of Military Ascent (NMMA) as the memorial commission continues to raise…

‘River County News’

Carolina Bronze Foundry starts scanning for NMMA statues

A live model poses for the Carolina Bronze Foundry at the Grafton Visitors Center. The models will be used to create the life-size bronze statues for the National Memorial of Military Ascent. The City of Grafton is one step closer to seeing the National Memorial of Military Ascent (NMMA)…

‘River County News’

National Memorial of Military Ascent Receives $10,000 from Jerseyville Carrollton Bank

In a heartfelt gesture of support for the National Memorial of Military Ascent in Grafton, Illinois, Jerseyville Carrollton Bank Regional President, Alan Karcher, presented a generous donation of $10,000 to Grafton Mayor Michael Morrow….

‘River County News’

Raging Rivers "Storm the Beach" Event to Support National Memorial of Military Ascent

If you’re looking for a chance to support the National Memorial of Military Ascent and have a lot of fun while doing it, you’re invited to stop by the “Storm the Beach” event at Raging Rivers…

‘Riverbender.com’

National Memorial of Military Ascent Announces Documentary Partnership With Penultimate, LTD

The National Memorial of Military Ascent is proud to announce the approval of a documentary project in collaboration with Penultimate, LTD. This exciting partnership will see David Schock, Thom Bell and Jay Round producing a documentary of the Grafton Veteran’s Memorial….

‘Edglentoday.com’