Last week, a concrete pad was poured at Ratz Memorial Park. This will soon be the location of the M44 self propelled Howitzer that Red Bud VFW Post 6632 is getting. Preparing for the M44 is a project being done in collaboration between the VFW Post, Nevois Construction and the City of Red Bud. Nevois Construction donated the labor for the project and the city covered the concrete costs. The M44 is coming from Virginia and should be arriving in Red Bud soon. The hope is to have it in place near the park’s existing memorial by Veterans Day.