Wednesday, state officials and veterans broke out the shovels in Willson Park on the grounds of the state capitol in Salem.
Once completed, the privately funded memorial will feature a 33 foot high granite obelisk engraved with the names of the nearly 4,000 Oregon WWII service members who were killed in action.
Former Oregon Legislator and World War II vet Bill Markham says it’s about time.
The project is expected to be dedicated on Veteran’s Day this November.
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