Between 2000 and 2005, the Southern Upshur Business Association began the development of the All Veterans Memorial located at the Y intersection of Routes 4 and 20 at Rock Cave. SUBA received a permit from the West Virginia Department of Highways to develop this project. Development included a monument and flag poles, a bridge across the ravine for access, building a gazebo, electric connection for night lights, Blue Star Roadside Memorial, Civil War Trail information marker and a wall was built where veteran’s names (active, inactive or deceased information can be inscribed) Community events have been held at the memorial at no cost.
The memorial area is central to the Rock Cave community, which as a grocery store, convenience store, fire department, grade school, primary care medical and pharmacy, restaurant, lumber
SUBA takes care of the area maintenance and the local garden club maintains the flower beds. SUBA is now involved in a project to upgrade the wall of the veteran’s information. Time and weather have had a degrading effect and we are unable to accommodate requests for further veteran’s inscriptions. Working with Upshur Monuments for the most practical plan to replace the crumbling wall, a proposal has been submitted to SUBA members. The cost of the upgrade, as planned, is approximately $25,000. The community has been involved in fundraising and to date, almost $5,900 has been raised.
It is imperative that the money required be raised as soon as possible; not only because of increasing
Sincerely, Glen Hawkins, SUBA President