Memorial planned at site of old Iowa City armory

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Donations are being collected to pay for a monument to veterans at the site of the former National Guard Armory in Iowa City.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports (http://icp-c.com/13tPUap ) officials want the memorial to honor all those who served in the military, not only those from Johnson County.

Organizers of the effort are selling $75 engraved bricks that will be part of the memorial.

The site also will include a bench, flagpole, the old armory’s 1937 cornerstone and two panels featuring the armory’s history and photographs.

Work on the memorial will begin in July and a dedication will likely be held on Veterans Day.

The armory was demolished after being severely damaged in 2008 flooding.

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Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, http://www.press-citizen.com/

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