A memorial honoring soldiers from the American Revolutionary War in Veterans Memorial Park is scheduled to be completed in 2013.
"Through the monument we intend to honor the veterans of the American Revolution," said Larry Skelton, chairman of the board of directors for the memorial. "They were the original veterans, and they helped to give us the Constitution, which is the base of our country."
The memorial is a project of the American Revolutionary War Memorial Inc., a nonprofit organization, and is managed by the Wichita area chapters of the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution.
"Our hope, as an organization, is that teachers will be able to bring their students to the memorial to learn about the origin of the country in a natural and enriching environment," Skelton said.
The memorial will include depictions of life during the American Revolution, the Liberty Bell and a colonial family as well as engravings of Minutemen, the original 13 colonies and the preamble of the Constitution.
The organization is selling personalized ceramic tiles for $100 each to help fund the memorial.
The tiles will honor veterans and patriots from the American Revolutionary War.
Those interested in purchasing a tile for the memorial or donating to the memorial can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.