Murrieta Plans $2 Million Veteran Memorial

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) - The city of Murrieta wants to build a $2 million memorial to honor veterans.

Mayor Rick Gibbs, a Vietnam veteran, said in a Riverside Press-Enterprise story posted Sunday he thinks veterans would come
from all over to visit the monument.

The memorial would consist of 5- to 10-foot-tall granite walls laser-etched with war images throughout American history from the
Revolutionary War to the Iraq conflict.

A volunteer commission is working with Temecula-based architect
David Neault on the memorial design, which would stand in the Town
Square near the police station.

The project originally was to be funded by private donors, but Gibbs has asked his staff to find ways the city can contribute to the memorial.
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Information from: The Press-Enterprise, http://www.pe.com

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-04-06-08 1405EDT


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