Between 1920 and 1925, every municipal council in France erected a memorial
to its local dead--36,000 monuments composing a collective cenotaph in memory of the 1.
the cost of the memorial
project from $973 million.
Bob Slocum said earlier this month that he and his family had the opportunity to attend a memorial
service for Ricky and 48 other Marines and two Navy servicemen from the Kenoe Bay, Hawaii, base, who were killed in action.
The idea of memorial
trees in this country began around the time of the signing of the Armistice, when according to AMERICAN FORESTS' then-chairman Charles Lathrop Pack, "the people of the United States adopted the tree as their token of tribute.
Rampe will coordinate with Sciame to meet this deadline and ensure the memorial
is complete by September 11, 2009.
The ceremonies will conclude with the reading of more than 700 names inscribed on the marble walls of the park's hilltop Veterans' Memorial
Although the memorial
trees movement took on a life of its own then, Americans have for centuries used trees as a symbol.
The LMDC has set aside $200 million for the memorial
out of funds made available by Congress for rebuilding Lower Manhattan and another $130 million has been raised by the WTC Memorial
But instead of taking the six-hour trek to the San Francisco Bay Area - the most popular Memorial
Day destination last year - motorists are heading to places like Las Vegas, Santa Barbara and San Diego.