EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Nassau County is launching plans for a new memorial honoring veterans who lost their lives in Afghanistan and Iraq.New York Federal Judge Sandra Feuerstein Killed In Florida Crash, Police Say Suspect Nastasia Snape Claimed To Be Harry Potter
The county is working with the nonprofit group Heroes Among Us to raise money for the memorial’s design and commission.READ MORE: Health Alert Issued For Raw Ground Turkey Products Due To Salmonella Concerns
“We must ensure that present and future generations continue to appreciate the sacrifice that our veterans, in all wars, have made to protect our freedoms, our very, very precious freedoms,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.
Heroes Among Us committed $10,000 of the estimated $100,000 needed to construct the memorial.MORE NEWS: Search On For Driver Of Car That Killed Pedestrian, 52, In Brooklyn
There are plans to break ground this fall, marking 20 years since the beginning of the war in Afghanistan.