Pillars of Honor at WVH in King
The original scale-model of the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. will be displayed Sunday April 14, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King.
The unveiling of the model will occur during a program to honor WWII veterans. It will begin at 1:45 p.m.
This is the original scale model U.S. Sen. Bob Dole used to present the memorial design to Congress.
The model was created by Friedrich St. Florian, an architect from Providence, R.I., who designed the memorial to commemorate the sacrifices made by those who served during World War II.
For the past several years, volunteers and veterans service groups have been working with the Old Glory Honor Flight program to take WWII veterans to the memorial in Washington.
Pillars of Honor, an Illinois non-profit organization has the model on loan for a limited time before it will be placed in the Smithsonian. The program in King will honor veterans and their families.
To be included in the souvenir program book, families should register no later than April 7 by writing to Pillars of Honor, Inc., 770 Lee St., Suite 103, Des Plaines, IL 60016 or calling 847-954-0520 for more information.