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Foundation hope to break ground on Vietnam memorial next year

Posted at 6:51 PM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 19:51:43-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Nebraska veterans hope to break ground within the next year on a new Vietnam War Memorial in the Omaha area.

The project will cost roughly $3.6 million and will be built next to the Sumtur Amphitheater in Papillion.

The group has raised most of their money through grants and donations with the goal to continue to tell the stories of our fallen heroes.

"We went through a time, a period, where Vietnam really changed America back in the 60's, and the idea was we need to make a memorial that will not only honor the veterans that are deceased from Nebraska, but also educate people about it" said Howard Hall of the Nebraska Vietnam Memorial Foundation.

The project has drawn support from area Vietnam veterans like former senators Chuck Hagel and Bob Kerry, as well as Papillion Mayor David Black.

They hope to break ground by next year. To help the cause