The image above is a concept drawing only. A picture of the approved/final memorial will be published when available.

Action

​​A proposal was made to the Bluffton Town Council to build the memorial. Finally, in the Spring of 2017, the town council approved a preliminary plan that proposed the following locations:

  1. Next to the Law Enforcement Center in Buckwalter Place
  2. Opposite Evicare Healthcare in Buckwalter Place
  3. 68 Boundary Street, one block north of the Heyward House in downtown Bluffton
  4. 184 Bluffton Road near Dr. Mellichamp Drive in downtown Bluffton

Option #2 was chosen by the Auxiliary and the town. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 205 and the town have reached a mutual understanding to work collaboratively on this effort. The town has agreed to fund the constuction of this project. The Auxiliary will sell engraved bricks to be used in various elements of the memorial (e.g., walkways, plinth, etc.). The bricks will be sold at $100 per and can be ordered using the order form attached. Mail completed order forms to:

American Legion Bluffton Veterans' Memorial
Post Office Box 1933
Bluffton, SC 29910


The Idea is Born

​Shortly after the formation of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 205 in August 2015, a concern was raised by Kay Ranta,. a member of the Auxiliary, that, unlike most towns in South Carolina, Bluffton has no memorial honoring those who serve or have served in our Armed Forces in wartime and peace. That concern generated a flurry of activity by Kay to bring the idea to fruition.

The Vision

The memorial will be dedicated to the men and women of the Armed Forces who have served our country and community with valor and self-sacrifice. It is intended to be a peaceful respite for the community and visitors, and serve as a place to pay tribute and give thanks to those who made the ultimate sacrifice and to those who served.