F&M Bank contacted a few men of the West Point community who share a common interest in honoring our veterans, offering to donate a plot of land for the construction of a veterans memorial. After realizing the magnitude of this project, this group of men consulted with a few others, and it wasn’t long before an official planning committee was organized. The committee convened for the first time on May 16, 2016, rolled up their sleeves, and jumped right in, planning and researching. This committee quickly grew to 13 members, including residents from each Cuming County community. Over the next few months, hours and hours of planning occurred, decisions were made, goals were established, papers signed, proposals solicited, applications submitted, accounts established, designs drawn, designs re-drawn, contacts made, deadlines established, and through these efforts, the American Veterans Park was born. Without the generosity and motivation of the original few, and the outpouring of support from the community, this corner next to the bank would still be just an vacant plot of land.