Moving of Evansville war memorials gains approval

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Posted on January 23, 2014 at 8:45 AM

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Officials have signed a formal agreement allowing the move of several war memorials scattered around Evansville's downtown to a single site on the city's riverfront.
 
The agreement with Vanderburgh County commissioners gives the local veterans council permission to move a Civil War bench and World War I and World War II monuments which now surround the old county courthouse.
 
Commissioner Steve Melcher tells the Evansville Courier & Press (http://bit.ly/1aO5OQg ) that work is expected to begin on moving the monuments once weather permits this spring.
 
Veterans council leaders say more people will see the memorials in a single location. City-owned Revolutionary War and Desert Storm monuments also are being moved.
 
The site along the Ohio River will incorporate the existing Korean War, Vietnam War and Purple Heart monuments.
 

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