German Heritage Society gives to WWII Memorial

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The German Heritage Society is stepping up to help Savannah's World War II Memorial become a reality.

On Wednesday, they presented the WWII Committee with a $19,225 check. The German Heritage Society held a two month campaign to raise money for the monument.

Progress on the monument is being made on the grounds. On Monday, workers drilled 29 helical piers into the ground. The piers will support each of the 12,000 pound globes that will represent the global conflict of WWII.

"I can not think of anything more important the WWII veterans have gone far too long without being honored without this kind of monument," said Thomas Davis, German Heritage Society of Savannah. "Feel very strongly about it, as do the members of the German Heritage Society."

The Chatham County Veterans Council says the monument is expected to be completed by October and they hope to have a dedication in November just in time for Veteran's Day.

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