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UNL Planning Veterans Tribute Project

LINCOLN–(AP Nov. 12)–The University of Nebraska-Lincoln planning construction of a reflection area for its Veterans’ Tribute project.

The university said in a news release Monday that the area will run from the steps of the Military and Naval Science Building to the Coliseum. The $3.75 million project is part of an upgrade of the mall immediately east of Memorial Stadium.

The fundraising goal through the University of Nebraska Foundation is $4.5 million, which will cover construction and create an endowment for maintenance.

Words on steps in the reconfigured space will honor career moments and personal sacrifices of veterans.

The tentative design will embody the concept of glass panels featured in the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in spring 2020.

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