Fallen Heroes Memorial groundbreaking held in Clermont Co.

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Fallen Heroes of Clermont County Memorial Committee launched its announcement of a new Veterans' Memorial with a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday.

The memorial will be located near the Matt Maupin Welcome Pavilion in East Fork State Park.

The committee is made up of Clermont County residents and professionals who are designing, funding and installing a memorial that will serve as a dignified tribute for the 14 Clermont County military who have given their lives in service for the Persian Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.

An official Ribbon Cutting ceremony will be held this fall, the members hope to have the memorial installed and ready for the ceremony by Veteran's Day this November.  The ceremony will be open to the public, with a special focus on the Gold Star families; the immediate family members of a military person who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

The memorial is to be displayed on the beach at Lake Harsha in East Fork State Park, adjacent to the Matt Maupin Welcome Pavilion.  The projected completion date is Veteran's Day, November 11, 2013.

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