The Grand Opening of Sheridan Memorial Park, a monument dedicated to veterans and to peace, was celebrated on Saturday, June 28th. The park, along the Mississippi River in the Sheridan Neighborhood, features a monumental sculpture by Northeast artist Robert Smart, interpretive elements, and a great view of the Mississippi River.
A group of World War II veterans worked for nearly twenty years to establish the memorial. The last surviving member of that group, Howard Weller, was on hand at the Grand Opening.
Here is a video of the event.