Officials Host Community Forum to Discuss Medal of Honor Museum Request
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – The Medal of Honor Heritage Center wants to pay tribute to Charles H. Coolidge with a brand new two-story museum.
The organization is asking city council members to lease 68-hundred square feet of property right next to the cul-de-sac at the end of Tremont St.
The Medal of Honor Heritage Center says the new museum would further honor Charles Coolidge, as a medal of honor recipient, which they say is something they’ve wanted to do since the park first opened.
“Recognize some of our heroes of the past,” said Bill Raines, retired Major General, “those will be the stars, the role models for those youth of Chattanooga today for the future.”
The agreement, if approved by city council, would lease the property for the price of one dollar, over the course of 99 days. However, even if the museum is approved, officials say construction is still nearly three to five years away.