Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1614 and American Legion Post 288 are proposing a plan to restore and expand the war memorial at Two Strike Memorial Park. The plan was to be presented to the Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation yesterday, Thursday, May 10. Along with the expansion of the war memorial, the veterans groups are seeking the right to hold their own ceremonies on Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
The proposal includes the expansion of the Memorial Wall and the cleaning and refinishing of the existing bronze plaque. The wall expansion would include a new top stone with the words "Heroes Of Freedom" and the seals from each of the services. The two new side stones will display the names of all the military personnel who have lost their lives in combat beginning with World War II and then continuing through all current and future conflicts.
The estimated cost for the project is $25,000 to $30,000. The two local veteran groups would like to undertake the responsibility of fundraising, constructing and maintaining the Memorial Wall.