Construction underway for veterans memorial

In a few weeks, Warner Robins City Hall will become a lot more interesting, well the front of it at least.

City workers have already begun work on a veterans memorial.

Earlier this month, the city council voted unanimously on placing the memorial in front of city hall.

Since then, workers moved some trees and are planning on putting concrete over the cleared area. They're working on creating a platform for the memorial's largest portion, a decommissioned F-15 from Robins Air Force Base.

Other features of the memorial will include statues and monuments, with names of veterans.
Mayor Randy Toms says the project should be completed within the next two years, but the airplane arrive within the next few weeks.

The plane was originally available for pick up at the end of this month. But Mayor Toms says because of the Labor Day holiday, the plane will arrive by mid-September.

"The F-15 is a big aircraft and it's going to fit perfectly on that corner and I'm excited about people being able to see an F-15 sitting right here on the front lawn of city hall" said Randy Toms.

He says the veterans memorial will cost around $200,000. That money will come from the 2012 SPLOST funds.


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