Waunakee Area EMS is raising money to build a permanent monument to honor its dedicated volunteers. Our EMS was a 100% volunteer service for over 35 years and continues to be volunteer driven today. The men and women who have sacrificed time away from their family and friends to help ill and injured neighbors for 15 years or more will be honored on the monument.
The monument will be in front of the EMS station and will consist of three marble pillars. Bronze plates will provide a brief history of the volunteer service. All volunteers serving 15 years or more will be named. The existing EMS flag poles will be moved to frame the monument and a bench to honor those who passed away while in service to the EMS may be added in the future.
The cost of this memorial is estimated at $50,000. Waunakee Area EMS serves the villages of Waunakee and Dane and the townships of Westport, Dane, Springfield and Vienna. We greatly appreciate donations from our local citizens and businesses to honor their neighbors who have dedicated so much of their free time to saving lives.
2019 marks 40 years of EMS service in the Waunakee area so you can see this memorial is a long time coming. We will celebrate our 40th anniversary during EMS week in May 2019 and plan to unveil the monument to the public at that time. Please help us honor the many EMS volunteers who spent over 15 years missing meals, family events, holidays, and much more to be there in their neighbors’ time of greatest need.