Oregon World War II Memorial
The Oregon World War II Memorial was dedicated on June 6, 2014, on the grounds of the state capitol grounds. The dedication ceremony marked the 70th anniversary of D-Day and commemorates the service of Oregonians in World War II. The monument features a 33-foot tall central obelisk and a granite wall that bears the names of 3,771 people who lost their lives during the war. The monument was constructed with a total of $1.2 million dollars and honors soldiers and civilians in Oregon who contributed to the war effort.
Backstory and Context
The dedication ceremony for the monument was held on June 6, 2014, and was attended by World War II veterans. The memorial was also dedicated to the men and women who supported the war effort through their labor in the shipyards and factories as well as military support personnel such as nurses. The monument is located on the Oregon Capital grounds, in Salem, at the corner of Cottage and State Streets. It encompasses a 75' x 75' area and has two benches at the monument to sit and reflect.
Statesman Journal, June 7, 2014