WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Efforts are under way to create memorials to Kansas soldiers who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. The planning is only in its beginning stages.
The Wichita Eagle reports that organizers are currently recruiting boards of directors, finalizing designs and creating websites. Currently, plans are to build one memorial in Wichita and another in either Leavenworth, Topeka or Junction City.
Wichita resident Anita Dixon, whose son died in Iraq in 2005, says she wants to honor the soldiers from across the state with a memorial in Wichita. And Harvey Nicholson, a Vietnam-era soldier from Topeka, said he doesn't want to wait 25 years before someone builds a memorial to today's soldiers.
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