American Legion works to build veterans memorial in Coweta

American Legion works to build veterans memorial in Coweta

COWETA, Okla. — The American Legion is working to build a memorial to honor veterans in Coweta.

American Legion Post 266 is building the memorial that coincides with the 100-year anniversary of the American Legion organization across the U.S.

The post is partnering with the city to put the project together and is still raising money to complete it.

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The 1600-square foot project will feature brick pavers with the names of veterans as well as a memorial stone, and a section honoring the two Medal of Honor winners from Coweta and the eight men from the city who were killed in Vietnam.

The post has been working on the project for about a year and they plan to unveil it at the Fall Festival on September 14. There will be a parade followed by a memorial dedication at 11 a.m.

The American Legion Post opened Tuesday to sell brick pavers which can be purchased on-location or online here.

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