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Veterans memorial to break ground
Veterans memorial to break ground

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- The Johns Creek Veterans Association will break ground on a memorial later this month.

The 4-acre Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk will be located in a quiet portion of Newtown Park. Construction will begin Friday, July 19 at 10 a.m.

"We don't have a memorial to our veterans in Johns Creek. The Veterans Memorial Walk will give people somewhere local to reflect on the service and sacrifice of America's men and women in uniform," JCVA president Gerry Lewis said in a statement. "It is not a place to celebrate war, but to provide our residents a place to honor the legacy of those who served and those currently serving."

The new memorial will contain a landscaped trail with black granite monuments for every major conflict since World War I. A brick entrance plaza will feature flags for each branch of service. Walking paths will lead to a gazebo.

Lewis said the goal is to have the memorial completed by Veterans Day 2014.

No taxpayer dollars will go to the memorial. Anyone who wants to donate can do so at johnscreekga.gov.

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