Veter­ans Coun­cil opens Town Cen­ter of­fice

The Weekly Vista - - News - LYNN ATKINS latkins@nwadg.com

The Veter­ans Coun­cil of North­west Arkansas, the group that built the Veter­ans Wall of Honor across from Lake Bella Vista, now has an of­fice. Lo­cated in Town Cen­ter West, be­hind the bar­ber­shop, the of­fice is open on Mon­days.

Leonard Eis­ert, one of the founders of the or­ga­ni­za­tion, staffs the of­fice each Mon­day. He can help ar­range tours of the Wall and an­swer ques­tions. He can also ac­cept do­na­tions. He has sev­eral scrap­books to share, in­clud­ing two do­nated by the ar­chi­tect’s fam­ily that show how the Wall was built.

When the VFW build­ing was torn down in De­cem­ber 2014, the coun­cil was given the land it stood on. Since then Eis­ert has been think­ing about ways to ex­pand the Veter­ans Wall of Honor. One pos­si­bil­ity is a walk­way made out of bricks do­nated in mem­ory of veter­ans. He hasn’t be­gun that project yet.

On Dec. 7, a free con­cert in honor of Pearl Har­bor Day and 9/11 is planned at Rior­dan Hall. The JM Band will per­form, Eis­ert said. It’s free and open to the public.

In 2016, the Veter­ans Wall saw its first wed­ding.

Eis­ert would be happy to help sched­ule more spe­cial events at the wall. He’s in the of­fice every Mon­day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lynn Atkins/The Weekly Vista

Leonard Eis­ert spends every mon­day at the Veter­ans Wall of Honor Of­fice which is be­hind the bar­ber­shop in Town Cen­ter West.

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