KERNERSVILLE, N.C.-- Approval by Forsyth County Commissioners for a phased building plan of the Carolina Field of Honor Veteran's Memorial at Triad Park is the last hurdle before construction can begin on the memorial.
Commissioners will vote Monday in their regularly scheduled meeting.
If approved, phase one and two of the memorial, which includes fountains, flags, memorial pavers and granite artwork would go under construction immediately.
Organizers say they have raised all but $500,00 of the $5 million project.
The Carolina Field of Honor will sit on an 8.5-acre plot of Triad Park. Organizers chose the land because it was in the heart of the Triad in the park that straddles the Forsyth and Guilford County line and is shared by the two counties.
The plot of land is owned by both Guilford and Forsyth counties and both agreed the land should be used for the memorial.
Each branch of service will have a section at the memorial.
Park officials say the building of the memorial will happen at the same time a new amphitheater, shelter, disc golf course and nature lookout are being built nearby. Those improvements are being paid for with state grant money.
The 400 seat amphitheater and war memorial will round out phase 8 of Triad Park.
If you would like to donate to the memorial, visit http://www.ncwmf.org/
The memorial was very important to retired FOX8 sports anchor and sports director Rich Brenner, who died of a heart attack last year.