Restoration of the Veterans Memorial Fountain
During the restoration project which began in 1985, the outer ring and portions of the original basin and fountain were removed, concrete surfaces were removed, sandblasted, or repaired, and the fountain was sealed and painted with an epoxy material.
The restoration was completed on May 3, 1986, and the new fountain was rededicated as a Memorial Fountain to Veterans of All Wars, as the inscription reads around the base.
In 1992, four lighted flag poles were added to the fountain to display American flags. The poles were positioned to align with the center of each quadrant of the Public Square, and shrubs were planted at the base of each pole. In addition, the transformer, located in a control room under the fountain and below street level, was moved from the concrete floor to an elevated platform on the outer wall, and the exhaust fan was replaced to ensure proper air circulation, keep wires and pump motors cool, and reduce humidity.