City OKs donations for 2 war memorials

The Wichita City Council on Tuesday approved donations by a number of groups to build two war memorials at Veterans Park, 339 N. Greenway Blvd.

The Sons of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Revolution and other community groups are making the donations to build an American Revolution monument. World War II veterans are doing the same for a World War II memorial.

The groups are responsible for all costs.

The American Revolution monument is estimated to cost $100,000, said Becky Hunter, secretary for American Revolutionary Memorial Corp.

This would be the first American Revolution monument in Wichita, she said.

Anyone interested in more information or in making donations for the American Revolution memorial can go to www.amrevwichita.com or e-mail info@amrevwichita.com.

Plans call for the memorial to be dedicated on July 4, 2013, Hunter said.

Organizers for the World War II memorial, which is estimated to cost $60,000, hope to have its dedication on Dec. 7, 2011.

The city's design council still must review the plans for both memorials.