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November 9, 2013

Veterans' dream becomes a reality in the Falls

After years of work, veterans' dream becomes a reality


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The commission has plans to expand the memorial and has approached the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission about supporting its efforts to add an Iwo Jima Memorial that would be erected on the corner of Pine Avenue and Hyde Park Boulevard. Plans call for it to be connected to the main monument by a Memorial Bridge. A reception center, benches, flags honoring all branches of the U.S. military and other additions are also on the commission’s to-do list.

The memorial is now open to the public. It will be the site of this year’s Veteran’s Day ceremony in Niagara Falls. The event starts at 11 a.m. on Monday at Hyde Park.

Commission members said they are planning a full grand opening ceremony for Memorial Day 2014.

In thinking about the now near-finished product, Fabrizio said he likes to think about the family members of fallen soldiers who offered their encouragement to him and other commission members during the years it took to make the memorial a reality.

He said he hopes all those who visit the memorial will appreciate its significance and use it as a place to reflect on the service of all military men and women, past and present.

“I want people to walk away with a sense of awe and reverence,” Fabrizio said. “I want people to know how they live today in this country was paid for in blood. There’s no free ride.”




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