Bedford World War II Memorial Almost Finished

By Christian Heilman

Published 09/03 2014 06:23PM

Updated 09/03 2014 06:30PM

BEDFORD, BEDFORD COUNTY -- Bedford's World War II monument went from design to near completion.
After 4 years and 200 thousand dollars, the World War II monument is about to be unveiled. But not before some finishing touches.
Troy and brain have been in Bedford since 9 Tuesday morning touching up the granite on the monument's pedestal in Bedford’s town square.
Troy Wigfield of B.C. Stone, said, "We just want everything to be perfect."
Dennis Tice, WWII Monument Committee Member, said, "The paper plans are now cast in bronze brick and stone."
The attention to detail is evident from the bricks with World War II veterans around the monument, to the Morse Code around the pedestal. People here say it's all a way of giving thanks.
Wigfield said, "They didn't ask for anything. They were just doing their duty for their country, and people shouldn't forget what they've done. "
The statue was designed by Wayne Hyde of Manns Choice -- and put in Tuesday by crane.
Tice said, "This will be one of the finest World War II monument in the nation."
It received overwhelming support from the community. 70% of the money came from individuals.
Wigfield said, "It just goes to show the support for the veterans in the area. People don't forget."
And Troy says he'll be there as long as it takes so that every detail is completed to perfection.
The dedication ceremony is this Saturday morning at 11 in the town square.

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