Ground breaking for the World War II monument was performed on Veterans Day 2001. Dedication was held on November 16 2002, after the planned Veterans Day dedication was rained out.
The monument is designed to represent the entire national effort in WW II, highlighting those who formed the tip of the spear in this effort, the combat troops. Be they Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Army Air Corp., or Merchant Marine. The design consists of a 12 foot high centerpiece of a white marble Roman numeral II faced with a bronze V for victory. Surrounding the centerpiece, are larger than life bronze figures, representing the American fighting forces and the women that served. The molds used for the figures of this monument are available for use by any other organization. Rental fee is $20000 per mold.