The Melissa Rotary Club gifted $15,000 to the city of Melissa for the creation of a Melissa veterans monument, a decision made public during the regularly scheduled city council meeting on Nov. 8th. Council said the memorial is meant to honor all past and present veterans, and support for it has been demonstrated by the citizens of Melissa with the presence of flags all over town.

“A big thank you to that organization (the Melissa Rotary Club) for participating in something … I think that most of everybody in here is very excited to see,” Mayor Reed Greer said.

Mayor Greer’s son Judson Greer was subsequently awarded for his participation in the 2016 Lone Star Leadership Academy, an event meant to foster leadership and interpersonal skills.