La Crosse City Vision Foundation holds groundbreaking ceremony for Veterans Memorial

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – La Crosse City Vision Foundation members are marking Veterans day by holding a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Veterans Memorial.

The sculpture will be built in Riverside Park.

City Vision is still raising funds for the installation, but they have a local sculptor, Mike Martino, working on the bronze centerpiece.

President of City Vision, Jay Lokken, says it’s another way La Crosse can show love for local and visiting veterans.

“I think this is a great project for La Crosse, recognizing these veterans,” said Lokken. “It’s going to be really great when these boars pull in and see how proud the La Crosse area is of its veterans.”

The foundation is selling bricks to help fund the project. You can buy a brick on their website.