KC Cowan contributed to this story
PORTLAND – Organizers of Oregon’s future memorial to veterans of World War II say they’ve just about reached their goal.
Lou Jaffe say they’ve raised more than a million dollars so far, but some issues cropped up during initial construction, which added to the cost. So they’ve started an Indiegogo campaign to help push them over the top.
“I expect that we only need about another $20,000 at this point,” he said.
Jaffe says it’s very gratifying to see how many people have contributed. And he adds how important it is to have this memorial go up before the Greatest Generation that fought in World War II are all gone. Nationwide, some 1,200 to 2,000 WWII vets pass away every day. There are about 20,000 veterans in Oregon.
The memorial will be in Salem, on the State Capitol grounds. The dedication will take place on June 6th — the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
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