In honor of Corporal Casey P. Zylman
March 31, 1985 - May 25, 2007
"United By Sacrifice"
In May of 2007 the Zylman Family lost their son Casey in Iraq, and as a result they wanted to do something to honor Casey’s memory. Randy Zylman, his father, served with the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam, and Casey also served with the 25th Infantry Division as a Calvary Scout during Operation Iraqi Freedom. After much thought, they decided to honor the Coleman Community as well as all area Veterans with something bigger, and so the Coleman Veterans Memorial Committee was founded.
After breaking ground in August of 2010, the Coleman Veterans Memorial Commitee and dedicated community members embarked on a three phase plan to build this iconic memorial.Thanks to the determination and commitment of our community, the five year plan to build the memorial base and add the five original statues was completed in only two years.The additional three statues were added by May of 2016. Watch the video to see the process.
Made up of three walkways leading into the center of the courtyard representing those that came together from all walks of life to serve our nation and become America's defenders and encircled by five service flags representing the five branches of the US Military.
"Bricks of Honor"
These personalized bricks honor those who served our nation. They represent the Coleman community, Midland County, Isabella County, and people all over our country who have purchased a brick to honor their loved one or friends who have served.
Eight statues, representing soldiers from WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom and including a Military Working Dog and Soldier's Cross.
"We came into service as individuals,
we left as brothers and sisters, as a family, who fought and died for each other."
Visit The Memorial
499 E. Railway St. #407