Boy in Blue
Blue Earth County Civil War Memorial Project
Copyright 2016 © Boy in Blue Memorial Project
Join the effort to restore the
Boy in Blue
Blue Earth County Minnesota's Civil War memorial in
Mankato’s historic Lincoln Park.
Our Mission Statement:
"To rebuild and erect the 'Boy in Blue' monument in Lincoln Park that honored the courage, sacrifice, dedication and patriotism of the Blue Earth County, Minnesota
Volunteer Soldier 1861 - 1865."
Historic Lincoln Park
Decoration Day Ceremony
Monday, May 30, 2016 @ 2 pm
Join us for the 1st Historic Lincoln Park Decoration Day Ceremony since the Boy in Blue Memorial was dedicated in 2015.
Although the Boy in Blue Memorial has been dedicated,
there is still work to be done and funds to be raised!
The black granite panels that will surround the pool base have not been installed as funds need to be raised to pay for the engravings. These panels will have the names of the enlisted men from Blue Earth County engraved on them. The project committee is offering the "Adopt a Veteran" campaign to raise the funds for these engravings. Click on this link to see how you can "Adopt a Veteran". Our goal is to raise the funds needed to install these panels in the spring of 2016 when the water will flow for the season.
Engraved pavers continue to be sold, as well as the "Adopt a Veteran" engravings. Pavers ordered over the winter will not be laid until May, 2016.
See pictures and follow our progress on our facebook page!
Boy in Blue monument and fountain in Lincoln Park
Boy in Blue monument and fountain in historic Lincoln Park at the dedication May, 30, 2015.