Thanks to a donation of time and talent, Omaha’s largest remaining World War I memorial, a historic monument in Turner Park, will undergo an extensive restoration. The World War Veterans Memorial, located at the corner of Farnam Street and Turner Boulevard, was originally dedicated in 1937. Omaha-based McGill Restoration, Inc. volunteered to return the fading monument to its original glory.
“This is an exciting project to work on, said Timothy F. McGill, president of McGill Restoration, Inc. It’s going to be a fully-functional, fully-restored monument when we’re done.” Midtown Crossing property manager Bob Maher initially approached McGill about the much-needed restoration and the possibility of donating some labor. McGill went a step further and donated the entire project. The project will be completed before the Celebration of American Spirit event in Turner Park marking the 9/11 Anniversary with remembrance and featuring the Omaha Symphony and the USAF Heartland of America Band.
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