Construction to Begin Soon on New Veterans Memorial in Gaines County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

GAINES COUNTY - This summer, if you're headed up Highway 385 in Gaines County, you may catch a glimpse of a memorial honoring the 700 area veterans.

The plans for the 2.6 million dollar project were approved.

On Tuesday, the designers told NewsWest 9, they'll be ready to start construction in about two months.

Right now, they're still gathering grants and donations.

The memorial will sit on the Gaines County Park.

The planners say it will not only honor Gaines troops, but any vet will be eligible to have their name inscribed on the walls.