Group Seeks Kansas Site For New War Memorial
Associated Press - Sun 04:46 PM 04/17/2011
The American Fallen Warrior Memorial Foundation is gauging potential interest in four cities as sites for the project.
A new foundation is working to build a memorial in Kansas to soldiers killed in conflicts from the first Gulf War to the current engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The American Fallen Warrior Memorial Foundation is gauging potential interest in four cities as sites for the project. If all goes as planned, the winning city would be announced on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
Kansas native Tonya Evans is the founder and CEO of the Lawrence-based foundation. Evans says the group has approached Manhattan, Topeka, Lawrence and Kansas City about the memorial, which would occupy 20 acres of land.
Evans' vision includes individual plaques for every service member killed as a result of operations Desert Storm, Desert
Shield, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
Associated Press Information from: The Manhattan Mercury