Veterans memorial to be at Warner Robins City Hall | News
The city of Warner Robins will get a memorial for veterans within the next two years. That's according to Mayor Randy Toms and the city council.
Monday night, council members discussed the project, some saying the memorial is long overdue.
"I think it's high time that we pay tribute to the people that have poured so much of their lives, and some of them, even their lives, into making us who we are today," said Mayor Randy Toms.
Council members decided that the front part of City Hall would be the best location for the memorial.
They looked over the designs, and voted on the biggest part of the project: getting an F-15.
"I think you're going the see the plane out here within the next few weeks," said Toms.
He says the plane will be brought from Robins Air Force Base.
Other features of the memorial will include statues and monuments with names of veterans.
"That way our grand young ones can walk up and look," said Warner Robins resident Frank Ray. Although he's not a veteran, he said he's been working on getting a memorial since the 1970s.
"If it wasn't for our veterans, we wouldn't have a town, we wouldn't have a country," said Ray.
Mayor Toms says the project will cost around $200,000. That money will come from the 2012 SPLOST funds.