Oregon World War II Memorial
The memorial was dedicated on the 70th anniversary of D-Day
The thirty-three-foot high obelisk is surrounded by a granite wall the bears the name of soldiers who lost their lives in the war.
This plaque at the memorial site gives a timeline from the initiation of the the memorial project to the date of the dedication of the Oregon World War II Memorial in June 2014.
This view is a good shot of the V-shaped black granite wall that is seen by visitors as they approach the memorial monument.
Backstory and Context
The dedication ceremony for the monument was held on June 6, 2014, and was attended by World War II veterans. The memorial was also dedicated to the men and women who supported the war effort through their labor in the shipyards and factories as well as military support personnel such as nurses. The monument is located on the Oregon Capital grounds, in Salem, at the corner of Cottage and State Streets. It encompasses a 75' x 75' area and has two benches at the monument to sit and reflect.
Statesman Journal, June 7, 2014