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