LINDLEY - A newly dedicated Lindley-Presho Honor Wall was recently unveiled at the Lindley Town Hall to honor past and current military service men and women.

Karen Ballard, Lindley Town Hall historian, said the Honor Wall contains about 300 names from Lindley-Presho veterans ranging from the American Revolutionary War, 1775-1783, to much more recent armed conflicts.

“We started putting together the Honor Wall in earnest in January,” Ballard said. “It just continued to grow from that point.”

Lindley resident Loren Morse, who served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a prisoner of war (POW) in Germany for a year before being released, called the Honor Wall a very good idea.

“I never really thought about this in the past,” said Morse, while looking at the Honor Wall. “But when I first saw it and had a chance to think about it, I think that I’m in good company.”

Elmer Huels, a member of the U.S. Army Signal Corps during the Korean Conflict, agreed.

“It’s a great room to remember those who sacrifice,” Huels said.

Dennis Smith, U.S. Army (Vietnam), said the Honor Wall remembers the sacrifice it takes to keep our country free.

The Honor Wall is engraved with veterans’ namesl, Ballard said. On the wall above the Honor Wall are several pictures to honor past and current military service men and women.

The design and construction of the Honor Wall was completed by local contractor Larry Orr.

“We actually started getting the veterans' names about 10 years ago and we just built on that foundation,” Ballard said. “If we get more names of veterans from Lindley-Presho they will be put on the Honor Wall.”

U.S. Army veterans Lance Brace and Ben Snyder called the Honor Wall an absolute honor.

“I think it’s great honor to be up there,” Snyder said. “Less than 7 percent of the population is in the military, so things like this mean a lot to a lot of us.”